Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Making certain of comfort in the colder season entails more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep comfortable, we have to be conscious of one of the most overlooked aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The freezing weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, bringing many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air enhances the risk of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these potential problems can be prevented with the use of a humidifier.

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

When temperatures lower, the structure and formation of the air itself modifies. The chilly air has less moisture than warm 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 things 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 offer whole-home air moisture and can give you back control of your home air. It is straightforward and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to start the circulation and distribution of reliable air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Maintaining humidity levels can lower your spending by not having to worry about broken flooring, furniture or paint.
  • It can reduce the chance of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Adding a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can promote a reliable environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can provide plants the greatest chance at survival.

Why live with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective answer? Keep your home snug and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Des Moines, give the pros at Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling a call at 515-207-6569.