Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Guaranteeing comfort in the wintertime entails more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep comfortable, we have to be aware of one of the most forgotten aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The frigid weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, instigating many problems for your family and home. Dry air increases the risk of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these potential problems can be avoided with the use of a humidifier.

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

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

The greatest way to add moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers provide whole-home air moisture and can bring you back control of your home air. It is straightforward and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to begin the circulation and allocation of consistent air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

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

Why settle with the side effects of dry air this winter 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 the Rio Grande Valley, give the pros at Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. a call at 956-630-3522.