Tackling Dry Air in the Winter

January 05, 2018

Cold, frigid air is enveloping much of the country right now and comfort seems to be top of mind for many people. Daily comfort isn’t just making sure you have the proper attire to head outside. The colder weather really pulls 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 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 you likely notice when you experience dry skin and chapped lips. 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. 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 the humidity in your home. Incorporated with your current HVAC system, it adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your home. A whole-home humidifier distributes the moisture more reliably and in the ultimate capacity, too, which will help you reach your indoor comfort.

Bonus Benefits

  • Adding a humidifier can help ease 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 occurrence of shocks from static electricity in your home.
  • Foster a proper environment for indoor plants to grow. The appropriate humidification offers your plants the best chance at life and helps to ensure they last longer.

There are solutions available to make sure you don’t have to deal with the implications of dry air in the home. We’ll help show you how easy it is, so why wait? Adding a humidifier to your house doesn’t just keep your household comfortable, but also helps to ensure you stay healthy during the winter season. If you have questions about how a humidifier can help your Paso Robles home, give Paso Robles Heating and Air a call at 805-203-8667 to learn more.