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 extends beyond ensuring you have a warm coat and gloves, too. The colder weather really pulls 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 may 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 why it’s easy to notice dry skin or chapped lips in the winter. 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 best control over the humidity in your home. It is added to your existing HVAC system and adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your house. A whole-home humidifier delivers the moisture more consistently and in the greatest 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 helps to maintain your paint, furniture and flooring, avoiding additional repair costs. Reduce your chance of getting shocked through static electricity. Create a proper environment for indoor plants to flourish. Proper humidification can help your plants live longer. You don’t have to suffer because of dry air in the winter. Proper humidification of your air is easier than you think, too, so why wait any longer? Adding a humidifier to your home doesn’t just keep your household comfortable, but also helps to ensure you stay healthy during the winter season. For more information on how a humidifier can positively impact your Wharton home, give Faust Air Conditioning and Heating a call at 979-532-2511 to learn more or schedule an appointment online.