Tackling Dry Air in the Winter01/05/2018With much of the country dealing with colder than normal temperatures, comfort seems to be of high importance for most of us. Daily comfort is more than making sure you have warm jackets and hats. The colder weather basically pulls the humidity out of the air, leaving you with dry air that can have a number of effects on you and your home. Dry air is the culprit for several issues, including an increase in your chances of getting sick and an increase in potential shocks from static. 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? The colder air changes the makeup of the air during the winter. Cooler air isn’t able to keep in the same amount of moisture as warmer air, which is the reason you often notice your skin becoming drier or having to apply more lip balm. 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? There is more to humidification than just increasing the amount of moisture. There are a lot of different models and types of humidifiers to select from, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you optimal control over the humidity in your home. Incorporated with your current HVAC system, it adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your house. A whole-home humidifier circulates the moisture more regularly and in the ultimate capacity, too, so why settle for anything less than ideal comfort? Bonus Benefits Adding a humidifier can help ease 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 an ideal environment for indoor plants to grow. The appropriate humidification offers your plants the best chance at life and helps to ensure they last 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 doesn’t just keep your household comfortable, but also helps to ensure you stay healthy during the winter season. For more information on how a humidifier can positively impact your Crystal Lake home, give Campbell's Tempracure a call at 815-788-6283 to learn more or schedule an appointment online.