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Tackling Dry Air in the Winter

Cold, frigid air is enveloping much of the country right now and comfort seems to be one of the most important topics each day. Daily comfort is more than making sure you have warm jackets and hats. The colder weather basically pulls the humidity out of the air, which can affect the comfort of your indoor space in several ways..

Dry air is the cause of many things, including increased static and heightened risk for sickness. 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. Cooler air isn’t able to keep in the same amount of moisture as warmer air, which is why it’s easy to notice dry skin or chapped lips in the winter. Your home can also experience the side effects of dry air—especially 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. Of course, there are a number of humidifiers to choose from, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you optimal control over your home’s humidity. Incorporated with your current HVAC system, it adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your indoor space. A whole-home humidifier distributes the moisture more regularly and in the ultimate capacity, too, which will help you reach your indoor comfort.

Bonus Benefits

  • Adding a humidifier can help improve 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 the static electricity in your home.
  • 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 house 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. If you have questions about how a humidifier can help your Oxford home, give Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 662-281-1231 to learn more.

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