Humidification in the Winter

Air Quality

Making certain of comfort in the cold winter requires more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep warm, we have to be aware of one of the most forgotten aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The freezing weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, bringing many problems for your family and home. Dry air adds the chances of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical issues can be avoided with the use of a humidifier.

Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it?

When temperatures decrease, the structure and formation of the air itself changes. The chilly air has less moisture than hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much quicker in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the colder months – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a higher risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air.

The best way to insert moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers offer whole-home air moisture and can bring you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your current HVAC system to activitate the circulation and distribution of consistent air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Upholding humidity levels can save you money by not having to worry about broken flooring, furniture or paint.
  • It can lower the possibility of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Utilizing a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can create a suitable environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can provide plants the best chance at survival.

Why settle with the side effects of dry air this winter when proper humidification is a simple and effective answer? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to include a humidifier to your home in Oxford, give the pros at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 662-350-0343.

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