Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Guaranteeing comfort in the cold winter demands more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep comfortable, we have to be aware of one of the most ignored aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The frosty weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, instigating many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air increases the dangers of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical concerns can be prevented with the use of a humidifier.

Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it?

When temperatures drop, the makeup and formation of the air itself modifies. The chilly air has less moisture than hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much easier in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the colder months – wood floors, furniture and paint in and near our homes have a higher risk of cracking and chipping in the dry air.

The greatest way to increase moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers offer whole-home air moisture and can grant you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your present HVAC system to begin the circulation and distribution of dependable air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Sustaining humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint.
  • It can reduce the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Utilizing a humidifier can help lessen skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can foster a reliable environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can give plants the greatest chance at survival.

Why settle with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is a simple and effective solution? Keep your home comfy and keep your family a little healthier this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Excelsior Springs, give the pros at Colvin's Heating and Cooling a call at 816-379-3918.