Tackling Dry Air in the Winter01/05/2018With much of the country dealing with colder than normal temperatures, comfort seems to be one of the most important topics each day. Daily comfort isn’t just making sure you have the proper attire to head outside. 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 everything from an increased risk for sickness to more frequent shocks from static. These differ in the level of importance, but they are both annoyances that may 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 is why it’s easy to notice dry skin or chapped lips in the winter. 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? Humidification is more than just adding moisture to the air in your home. Of course, there are a number of humidifiers to choose from, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you the most 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 delivers the moisture more reliably and in the ultimate capacity, too, helping you and your family benefit from your ideal home 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 proper environment for indoor plants to grow. Keeping your home’s air properly humidified can give plants the best space to live in, helping them live longer. There are solutions available to make sure you don’t have to deal with the implications of dry air in the home. It’s not as difficult as you might think, so why not get started right away? Adding a humidifier to your home can not only keep your home more comfortable, but can potentially help keep you a little healthier as all the bugs make their yearly rounds. If you have questions about how a humidifier can help your Augusta home, give McCune Heating & Cooling a call at 316-733-9123 to learn more or schedule an appointment online.