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Tackling Dry Air in the Winter

Cold, 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 basically pulls 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 culprit for several issues, including increased static and heightened risk for sickness. Of course, they aren’t even in the same realm of seriousness, but they are both annoyances that could 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. Warmer air is able to retain more moisture, which you likely notice when you experience dry skin and chapped lips. That dry air can also wreak havoc on 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. You’ll find there is a wide variety of options when it comes to humidifiers, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you optimal control over your home’s humidity. 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 regularly and in the greatest capacity, too, so why settle for anything less than ideal comfort?

Bonus Benefits

  • Adding a humidifier can help improve skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Keeping humidity levels in check reduces the chances you’ll need to repair furniture, flooring or paint due to damage.
  • Reduce your chance of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Promote 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. It’s not as difficult as you might think, so why not get started right away? 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. If you want to know more about adding a humidifier to your Crestview home, give Gordon Air Conditioning a call at 850-250-0335 to learn more.

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