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Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Ensuring comfort in the cold winter entails more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep cozy, we have to be conscious of one of the most overlooked aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The freezing weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, causing many complications for your family and home. Dry air increases the dangers of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these potential issues can be avoided with the use of a humidifier.

Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it?

When temperatures drop, the composition and formation of the air itself alters. The chilly air has less moisture than summer air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much more often in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the colder months – wood floors, furniture and paint in and near our homes have a higher risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air.

The greatest way to increase moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers provide whole-home air moisture and can bring you back control of your home air. It is simple and painless to install to your current HVAC system to start the circulation and dispersal of reliable air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Upholding humidity levels can save you money by not having to worry about broken flooring, furniture or paint.
  • It can decrease the chance of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Utilizing a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can promote a good environment for indoor plants. Appropriately humidified home air can present plants the utmost chance at survival.

Why live with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is a simple and effective answer? Keep your home snug and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Portland, give the experts at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling a call at 503-213-4433.