Tackling Dry Air in the Winter

January 05, 2018

Much of the country is facing below average temperatures right now and comfort seems to be top of mind for many people. Daily comfort extends beyond ensuring you have a warm coat and gloves, too. The colder weather basically sucks the humidity out of the air, resulting in dry air that can have several negative implications for your household.

Dry air can impact a lot of things, including increased static and heightened risk for sickness. Of course, they aren’t even in the same realm of seriousness, but they are both annoyances that can be prevented with the use of a humidifier.

Why does the air dry out?

Well, when winter comes around and the temperatures drop, the makeup of the air itself changes. Cooler air isn’t able to keep in the same amount of moisture as warmer air, which you likely notice when you experience dry skin and chapped lips. That dry air can also wreak havoc on wood floors and furniture, potentially causing splitting and cracking, and paint is also at a higher risk of chipping.

So, what can you do?

There is more to humidification than just increasing the amount of moisture. Of course, there are a number of humidifiers to choose from, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you optimal control over humidity levels in your house. It is added to your existing HVAC system and adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your indoor space. A whole-home humidifier distributes the moisture more regularly and in the greatest capacity, too, which will help you reach your indoor comfort.

Bonus Benefits

  • Adding a humidifier can help improve skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Keeping humidity levels in check reduces the chances you’ll need to repair furniture, flooring or paint due to damage.
  • Reduce the static electricity in your home.
  • Create a good environment for indoor plants to flourish. The appropriate humidification offers your plants the best chance at life and helps to ensure they last longer.

There are solutions available to make sure you don’t have to deal with the implications of dry air in the home. We’ll help show you how easy it is, so why wait? Adding a humidifier to your indoor space can keep you comfortable in the home while also increasing the chances you’ll stay healthy during the sick season. If you have questions about how a humidifier can help your Perry home, give Gillman Heating and Air a call at 478-202-3076 to learn more.