Tackling Dry Air in the Winter01/05/2018Much of the country is facing below average temperatures 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, resulting in dry air that can have several negative implications for your household. Dry air can impact a lot of things, including increased static and heightened risk for sickness. 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 colder air changes the makeup of the air during the winter. 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. 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? Adding moisture isn’t the only factor when it comes to humidification in the home. There are a lot of different models and types of humidifiers to select from, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you the best 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 indoor space. A whole-home humidifier delivers the moisture more consistently and in the maximum 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 reduces the chances you’ll need to repair furniture, flooring or paint due to damage. Reduce your chance of getting shocked through static electricity. Foster a proper 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 are solutions available to make sure you don’t have to deal with the implications of dry air in the home. It’s not as difficult as you might think, so why not get started right away? Adding a humidifier to your house 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. If you have questions about how a humidifier can help your Great Falls home, give Falls Mechanical Services LLC a call at 406-761-7283 to learn more or schedule an appointment online.