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Tackling Dry Air in the Winter

With much of the country dealing with colder than normal temperatures, comfort seems to be top of mind for many people. Daily comfort isn’t just making sure you have the proper attire to head outside. The colder weather basically sucks the humidity out of the air, leaving you with dry air that can have a number of effects on you and your home.

Dry air is the culprit for several issues, including everything from an increased risk for sickness to more frequent shocks from static. Those two things may not cause the same level of concern, but they are both annoyances that can be prevented with the use of a humidifier.

Why does the air dry out?

The colder air changes the makeup of the air during the winter. Warmer air is able to retain more moisture, which is why it’s easy to notice dry skin or chapped lips in the winter. Your home can also experience the side effects of dry air—especially 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. You’ll find there is a wide variety of options when it comes to humidifiers, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you optimal control over the humidity in your home. It is added to your existing HVAC system and adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your house. A whole-home humidifier distributes the moisture more regularly and in the ultimate capacity, too, so why settle for anything less than ideal comfort?

Bonus Benefits

  • Adding a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Keeping humidity levels in check helps to maintain your paint, furniture and flooring, avoiding additional repair costs.
  • Reduce your chance of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Create a proper environment for indoor plants to thrive. Proper humidification can help your plants live longer.

There’s no reason to have to deal with any of the side effects of dry air in the winter. It’s not as difficult as you might think, so why not get started right away? 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 Rochester home, give Brogan Heating & AC Inc a call at 507-218-0088 to learn more.

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