Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Guaranteeing comfort in the wintertime demands more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep cozy, we have to be conscious of one of the most overlooked aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The frigid weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, bringing many problems for your family and home. Dry air increases the dangers of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these possible issues can be prevented 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 winter air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much quicker 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 higher risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air.

The most efficient way to insert moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers provide whole-home air moisture and can grant you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your present HVAC system to activitate the circulation and allocation of reliable air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

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

Why live with the side effects of dry air this winter when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective resolution? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family a little healthier this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Jefferson City, give the professionals at Stieferman Heating Company Inc a call at 573-203-3908.