Tackling Dry Air in the Winter01/05/2018With much of the country dealing with colder than normal temperatures, comfort seems to be of high importance for most of us. Daily comfort isn’t just making sure you have the proper attire to head outside. The colder weather essentially sucks the humidity out of the air, leaving you with dry air that can have a number of effects on you and your home. 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. Of course, they aren’t even in the same realm of seriousness, but they are both annoyances that may be prevented with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? The winter months bring cooler air and the drop in temperatures impacts the makeup of the air. Cold air doesn’t hold as much moisture as warm air, which is the reason you often notice your skin becoming drier or having to apply more lip balm. 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? Adding moisture isn’t the only factor when it comes to humidification in the 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 humidity levels in your house. It is added to your existing HVAC system and adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your house. A whole-home humidifier delivers the moisture more consistently and in the maximum capacity, too, helping you and your family benefit from your ideal home comfort. Bonus Benefits Adding a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin. Keeping humidity levels in check helps to maintain your paint, furniture and flooring, avoiding additional repair costs. Reduce your chance of getting shocked through static electricity. Promote an ideal environment for indoor plants to flourish. Keeping your home’s air properly humidified can give plants the best space to live in, helping them live longer. There’s no reason to have to deal with any of the side effects of dry air in the winter. Proper humidification of your air is easier than you think, too, so why wait any longer? Adding a humidifier to your indoor space can not only keep your home more comfortable, but can potentially help keep you a little healthier as all the bugs make their yearly rounds. For more information on how a humidifier can positively impact your La Puente home, give Temp Air System Inc a call at 626-587-4559 to learn more or schedule an appointment online.