Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Ensuring comfort in the colder season demands more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep warm, we have to be mindful of one of the most overlooked aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The freezing weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, instigating many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air adds the risk of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical concerns can be prevented with the use of a humidifier.

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

When temperatures lower, the composition and formation of the air itself changes. The chilly air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry much more often in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the colder months – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a higher risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air.

The best 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 present HVAC system to activitate the circulation and distribution of reliable 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 decrease the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Utilizing a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can foster a reliable environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can provide plants the best chance at survival.

Why deal with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective resolution? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Hattiesburg, give the professionals at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 601-292-9763.