Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Guaranteeing 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 mindful of one of the most overlooked aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The frosty weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, instigating many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air adds the risk of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these potential concerns can be prevented with the use of a humidifier.

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

When temperatures drop, the makeup and formation of the air itself changes. The chilly air has less moisture than summer air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much more often in the chilly season. Our bodies aren’t the only entities that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and near our homes have a greater risk of cracking and chipping in the dry air.

The best way to insert moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers provide whole-home air moisture and can give you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your current HVAC system to begin the circulation and distribution 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 likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Inserting in a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can create a reliable environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can present plants the greatest chance at survival.

Why deal with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective solution? Keep your home comfy and keep your family a little healthier this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Belton, give the pros at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. a call at 254-307-9572.