Tackling Dry Air in the Winter01/05/2018Cold, frigid air is enveloping much of the country right now and comfort seems to be top of mind for many people. Daily comfort is more than making sure you have warm jackets and hats. The colder weather really pulls the humidity out of the air, resulting in dry air that can have several negative implications for your household. 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. These differ in the level of importance, but they are both annoyances that can 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 is why it’s easy to notice dry skin or chapped lips in the winter. 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. You’ll find there is a wide variety of options when it comes to humidifiers, 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 house. A whole-home humidifier circulates the moisture more reliably and in the greatest capacity, too, which will help you reach your indoor comfort. Bonus Benefits Adding a humidifier can help improve skin irritations and dry skin. Keeping humidity levels in check helps to maintain your paint, furniture and flooring, avoiding additional repair costs. Reduce the occurrence of shocks from static electricity in your home. Foster a good 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’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 house can keep you comfortable in the home while also increasing the chances you’ll stay healthy during the sick season. If you have questions about how a humidifier can help your Greencastle home, give Premier HVAC Services LLC a call at 717-597-9900 to learn more or schedule an appointment online.