With much of the country dealing with colder than normal temperatures, comfort seems to be one of the most important topics each day. Daily comfort extends beyond ensuring you have a warm coat and gloves too. The colder weather basically extracts the humidity out of the air, which can affect the comfort of your indoor space in several ways.

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 winter dry my air 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 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 should you do next?

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 your home’s humidity. Incorporated with your current HVAC system, it adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your house. A whole-home humidifier distributes the moisture more consistently and in the ultimate capacity too, which will help you reach your indoor comfort.

Other Benefits of a Humidifier

  • Adding a humidifier can help ease 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.
  • Create an ideal environment for indoor plants to grow. Proper humidification can help your plants live longer.

There are solutions available to make sure you don’t have to deal with the implications of dry air in the home. Proper humidification of your air is easier than you think too, so why wait any longer? 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. If you want to know more about adding a humidifier to your McKinney and Frisco home, give Bell Mechanical Services a call at 888-863-0560 to learn more.