Tackling Dry Air in the Winter01/05/2018Much of the country is facing below average temperatures right now and comfort seems to be one of the most important topics each day. Daily comfort is more than making sure you have warm jackets and hats. The colder weather really sucks the humidity out of the air, resulting in dry air that can have several negative implications for your household. Dry air is the culprit for several issues, including increased static and heightened risk for sickness. 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 winter months bring cooler air and the drop in temperatures impacts the makeup of the air. Cold air doesn’t hold as much moisture as warm air, which is the reason you often notice your skin becoming drier or having to apply more lip balm. 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? Adding moisture isn’t the only factor when it comes to humidification in the home. You’ll find there is a wide variety of options when it comes to humidifiers, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you the best control over humidity levels in your house. Working in partnership with your existing HVAC system, it adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your home. A whole-home humidifier circulates the moisture more regularly and in the maximum 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 helps to maintain your paint, furniture and flooring, avoiding additional repair costs. Reduce the occurrence of shocks from static electricity in your home. Create an ideal environment for indoor plants to grow. Proper humidification can help your plants live longer. You don’t have to suffer because 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 house can keep you comfortable in the home while also increasing the chances you’ll stay healthy during the sick season. If you want to know more about adding a humidifier to your Ontario home, give Stan's Heating, Inc a call at 541-889-3987 to learn more or schedule an appointment online.