Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Guaranteeing comfort in the cold winter demands 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 ignored aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The frosty weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, bringing many problems for your family and home. Dry air adds the risk of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these possible problems can be counteracted 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 chilly air has less moisture than summer air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry much easier in the chilly season. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a higher risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air.

The most efficient 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 easy and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to begin the circulation and dispersal of dependable air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Upholding humidity levels can save you money by not having to worry about ruined flooring, furniture or paint.
  • It can reduce the possibility of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Utilizing a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can create 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 simple and effective solution? Keep your home snug and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to include a humidifier to your home in Laguna Niguel, give the experts at Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating a call at 949-525-9119.