Much of the country is facing below average temperatures right now and comfort seems to be of high importance for most of us. Daily comfort extends beyond ensuring you have a warm coat and gloves too. The colder weather basically extracts the humidity out of the air, resulting in dry air that can have several negative implications for your household.

Dry air can impact a lot of things, 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 is my indoor air drying out?

Well, when winter comes around and the temperatures drop, the makeup of the air itself changes. 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 are your options?

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 the best 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 home. A whole-home humidifier delivers the moisture more consistently and in the ultimate capacity too, so why settle for anything less than ideal 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 your chance of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Promote a proper environment for indoor plants to grow. Proper humidification can help your plants 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 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. For more information on how a humidifier can positively impact your Lake Forest home, give 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 949-204-0859 to learn more.