Much of the country is facing below average temperatures right now and 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 essentially extracts the humidity out of the air, which can affect the comfort of your indoor space in several ways.
Dry air is the cause of many things, including an increase in your chances of getting sick and an increase in potential shocks from static. Those two things may not cause the same level of concern, but they are both annoyances that may be prevented with the use of a humidifier.
Why does the air dry out?
Well, when winter comes around and the temperatures drop, the makeup of the air itself changes. Cooler air isn’t able to keep in the same amount of moisture as warmer air, which you likely notice when you experience dry skin and chapped lips. This can also impact the inside of your home, such as wood floors and furniture, potentially causing splitting and cracking, and paint is also at a higher risk of chipping.
So, what can you do?
Humidification is more than just adding moisture to the air in your home. There are a lot of different models and types of humidifiers to select from, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you the most control over your home’s humidity. Incorporated with your current HVAC system, it adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your indoor space. A whole-home humidifier circulates the moisture more reliably and in the maximum capacity too, so why settle for anything less than ideal comfort?
- Adding a humidifier can help alleviate 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 occurrence of shocks from static electricity in your home.
- Promote a proper environment for indoor plants to thrive. Keeping your home’s air properly humidified can give plants the best space to live in, helping them live longer.
There are solutions available to make sure you don’t have to deal with the implications of dry air in the home. We’ll help show you how easy it is, so why wait? Adding a humidifier to your indoor space doesn’t just keep your household comfortable, but also helps to ensure you stay healthy during the winter season. If you have questions about how a humidifier can help your Shamokin and Sunbury home, give LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. a call at 570-648-0748 to learn more.