Tackling Dry Air in the Winter01/05/2018With 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 basically 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 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. Cooler air isn’t able to keep in the same amount of moisture as warmer air, which is the reason you often notice your skin becoming drier or having to apply more lip balm. 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? 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 humidity levels in your house. Working in partnership with your existing HVAC system, it adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your indoor space. A whole-home humidifier circulates the moisture more regularly and in the greatest capacity, too, which will help you reach your indoor comfort. Bonus Benefits Adding a humidifier can help ease 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 static electricity in your home. Create a good environment for indoor plants to grow. The appropriate humidification offers your plants the best chance at life and helps to ensure they last 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 house 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 Laguna Hills home, give White Mechanical, Inc. a call at 949-716-8379 to learn more or schedule an appointment online.