Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Guaranteeing comfort in the cold winter requires more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep warm, we have to be aware of one of the most ignored aspects of colder weather: dry air. The freezing weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, causing many complications for your family and home. Dry air enhances the chances of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these possible problems can be avoided with the use of a humidifier.

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

When temperatures decrease, the structure and formation of the air itself changes. The chilly air has less moisture than hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much easier in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only entities that dry during the colder months – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a greater risk of cracking and chipping in the dry air.

The greatest way to add 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 present HVAC system to activitate the circulation and dispersal of reliable air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Upholding humidity levels can lower your spending by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint.
  • It can decrease the chance of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Adding a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can foster a reliable environment for indoor plants. Appropriately humidified home air can give 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 solution? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family a little healthier this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to include a humidifier to your home in Tuscaloosa, give the experts at KDM Service Corporation a call at 205-208-8090.