Tackling Dry Air in the Winter01/05/2018Much of the country is facing below average temperatures right now and comfort seems to be of high importance for most of us. Daily comfort is more than making sure you have warm jackets and hats. The colder weather really pulls the humidity out of the air, which can affect the comfort of your indoor space in several ways.. Dry air can impact a lot of things, including everything from an increased risk for sickness to more frequent shocks from static. Those two things may not cause the same level of concern, but they are both annoyances that can 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 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. Of course, there are a number of humidifiers to choose from, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you the most 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 delivers the moisture more reliably and in the greatest capacity, too, so why settle for anything less than ideal 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 occurrence of shocks from static electricity in your home. Promote a proper environment for indoor plants to grow. Keeping your home’s air properly humidified can give plants the best space to live in, helping them live longer. You don’t have to suffer because of dry air in the winter. We’ll help show you how easy it is, so why wait? 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 Albuquerque home, give Desert Suns Heating & Cooling a call at 505-994-9176 to learn more or schedule an appointment online.