Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Making certain of comfort in the colder season requires more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep comfortable, we have to be aware of one of the most forgotten aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The frigid weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, instigating many complications for your family and home. Dry air adds the risk of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical problems 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 makeup and formation of the air itself alters. The chilly air has less moisture than hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much more often in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only entities that dry during the colder months – wood floors, furniture and paint in and near our homes have a larger risk of cracking and chipping in the dry air.

The most efficient way to insert moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers deliver 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 begin the circulation and allocation of consistent air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Maintaining humidity levels can save you money by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint.
  • It can decrease the chance of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Adding a humidifier can help ease skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can create a reliable environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can give plants the best chance at survival.

Why settle with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is a simple and effective resolution? Keep your home comfy 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 professionals at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc a call at 662-281-1231.