Humidification in the Winter

Air Quality

Ensuring comfort in the wintertime requires more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep comfortable, we have to be mindful of one of the most forgotten aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The frigid weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, bringing many complications for your family and home. Dry air increases the chances of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these potential issues can be prevented with the use of a humidifier.

Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it?

When temperatures lower, the composition and formation of the air itself modifies. The winter air has less moisture than hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much quicker in the chilly season. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and near our homes have a larger risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air.

The most efficient way to add moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers deliver whole-home air moisture and can bring you back control of your home air. It is simple and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to activitate the circulation and distribution of consistent air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Upholding humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about broken 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 promote a suitable environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can provide plants the best chance at survival.

Why settle with the side effects of dry air this winter when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective resolution? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu hits. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Augusta, give the pros at McCune Heating & Cooling a call at 316-733-9123.

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