Tackling Dry Air in the Winter01/05/2018Cold, frigid air is enveloping much of the country right now and 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 really sucks the humidity out of the air, which can affect the comfort of your indoor space in several ways.. Dry air is the culprit for several issues, including increased static and heightened risk for sickness. These differ in the level of importance, but they are both annoyances that may 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. Your home can also experience the side effects of dry air—especially 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 optimal 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 indoor space. A whole-home humidifier delivers the moisture more reliably and in the ultimate capacity, too, helping you and your family benefit from your ideal home comfort. Bonus Benefits Adding a humidifier can help improve 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. Create an ideal environment for indoor plants to flourish. 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. Proper humidification of your air is easier than you think, too, so why wait any longer? Adding a humidifier to your house doesn’t just keep your household comfortable, but also helps to ensure you stay healthy during the winter season. If you have questions about how a humidifier can help your Bloomington home, give All Seasons Heating & A/C Co a call at 812-332-9100 to learn more or schedule an appointment online.