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Tackling Dry Air in the Winter

With much of the country dealing with colder than normal temperatures, comfort seems to be top of mind for many people. Daily comfort is more than making sure you have warm jackets and hats. The colder weather really sucks the humidity out of the air, resulting in dry air that can have several negative implications for your household.

Dry air is the cause of many things, including everything from an increased risk for sickness to more frequent 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 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 why it’s easy to notice dry skin or chapped lips in the winter. 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?

Adding moisture isn’t the only factor when it comes to humidification in the home. Of course, there are a number of humidifiers to choose from, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you the most control over humidity levels in your house. It is added to your existing HVAC system and adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your house. A whole-home humidifier delivers the moisture more consistently and in the greatest 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 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 flourish. Keeping your home’s air properly humidified can give plants the best space to live in, helping them live longer.

There’s no reason to have to deal with any of the side effects of dry air in the winter. We’ll help show you how easy it is, so why wait? Adding a humidifier to your home can keep you comfortable in the home while also increasing the chances you’ll stay healthy during the sick season. If you want to know more about adding a humidifier to your Manassas home, give Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. a call at 703-260-1148 to learn more.

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