Tackling Dry Air in the Winter

January 05, 2018

With much of the country dealing with colder than normal temperatures, comfort seems to be top of mind for many people. Daily comfort extends beyond ensuring you have a warm coat and gloves, too. The colder weather really extracts 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. Those two things may not cause the same level of concern, but they are both annoyances that could be prevented with the use of a humidifier.

Why does the air dry out?

The colder air changes the makeup of the air during the winter. Warmer air is able to retain more moisture, which you likely notice when you experience dry skin and chapped lips. Your home can also experience the side effects of dry air—especially wood floors and furniture, potentially causing splitting and cracking, and paint is also at a higher risk of chipping.

So, what can you do?

There is more to humidification than just increasing the amount of moisture. Of course, there are a number of humidifiers to choose from, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you the best control over the humidity in your home. Working in partnership with your existing HVAC system, it adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your home. A whole-home humidifier distributes the moisture more regularly and in the greatest capacity, too, so why settle for anything less than ideal comfort?

Bonus Benefits

  • 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 an ideal environment for indoor plants to grow. Proper humidification can help your plants live longer.

You don’t have to suffer because of dry air in the winter. 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. For more information on how a humidifier can positively impact your Ballwin and St. Charles home, give Air Alliance Team a call at 636-206-4250 to learn more.