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 essentially extracts the humidity out of the air, which can affect the comfort of your indoor space in several ways.. Dry air can impact a lot of things, including an increase in your chances of getting sick and an increase in potential shocks from static. These differ in the level of importance, but they are both annoyances that could 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. Cold air doesn’t hold as much moisture as warm air, which you likely notice when you experience dry skin and chapped lips. This can also impact the inside of your home, such as 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 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 indoor space. A whole-home humidifier circulates the moisture more consistently 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 can save you from having to spend money on damaged furniture, flooring and paint. Reduce your chance of getting shocked through static electricity. Foster 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 not only keep your home more comfortable, but can potentially help keep you a little healthier as all the bugs make their yearly rounds. For more information on how a humidifier can positively impact your Dresden home, give McFadden Heating & Cooling a call at 1-866-781-0111 to learn more or schedule an appointment online.