Guaranteeing comfort in the cold winter demands more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep warm, we have to be conscious of one of the most overlooked aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The frigid weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, bringing many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air adds the risk of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these possible problems can be avoided with the use of a humidifier.
Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it?
When temperatures lower, the makeup and formation of the air itself alters. The cold air has less moisture than summer air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much easier in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and near our homes have a higher risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air.
The greatest way to insert moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers deliver 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 dispersal of consistent air.
Added benefits with humidifiers
- Maintaining humidity levels can lower your spending by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint.
- It can lower the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity.
- Inserting in a humidifier can help ease skin irritations and dry skin.
- Humidifiers can foster a good environment for indoor plants. Appropriately humidified home air can present plants the best chance at survival.
Why deal with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is a simple and effective solution? Keep your home snug and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to include a humidifier to your home in Rapid City, give the pros at Street Heating and Cooling a call at 605-206-3915.