Tackling Dry Air in the Winter01/05/2018Much of the country is facing below average temperatures right now and comfort seems to be top of mind for many people. Daily comfort is more than making sure you have warm jackets and hats. The colder weather essentially extracts 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 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. There are a lot of different models and types of humidifiers to select from, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you the best control over your home’s humidity. 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 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 can save you from having to spend money on damaged furniture, flooring and paint. Reduce the static electricity in your home. Promote an ideal environment for indoor plants to thrive. Proper humidification can help your plants 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 indoor space 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 San Dimas home, give Energy Upgrades, Inc. a call at 626-478-2922 to learn more or schedule an appointment online.