Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Ensuring comfort in the wintertime 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 cooler weather: dry air. The freezing weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, causing many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air enhances the risk of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical problems can be avoided 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 changes. The cold air has less moisture than hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry much quicker in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a larger risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air.

The most efficient way to insert moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers offer whole-home air moisture and can bring you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to begin the circulation and allocation of reliable air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Sustaining humidity levels can save you money by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint.
  • It can lower the possibility of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Inserting in a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can create a reliable environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can provide plants the greatest chance at survival.

Why settle with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective solution? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Rapid City, give the experts at Precision Mechanical a call at 605-206-3766.