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Tackling Dry Air in the Winter

Cold, frigid air is enveloping much of the country right now and comfort seems to be one of the most important topics each day. Daily comfort isn’t just making sure you have the proper attire to head outside. 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. Those two things may not cause the same level of concern, but they are both annoyances that could be prevented with the use of a humidifier.

Why does the air dry out?

Well, when winter comes around and the temperatures drop, the makeup of the air itself changes. Cold air doesn’t hold as much moisture as warm air, 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 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 your home’s humidity. Working in partnership with your existing HVAC system, it adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your home. A whole-home humidifier circulates the moisture more reliably and in the maximum capacity, too, which will help you reach your indoor comfort.

Bonus Benefits

  • Adding a humidifier can help alleviate 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 proper 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 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 Kearney home, give Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 308-624-3485 to learn more.

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