Tackling Dry Air in the Winter01/05/2018With much of the country dealing with colder than normal temperatures, comfort seems to be of high importance for most of us. Daily comfort isn’t just making sure you have the proper attire to head outside. 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 can impact a lot of things, including an increase in your chances of getting sick and an increase in potential shocks from static. 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 colder air changes the makeup of the air during the winter. Warmer air is able to retain more moisture, which is the reason you often notice your skin becoming drier or having to apply more lip balm. That dry air can also wreak havoc on 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. There are a lot of different models and types of humidifiers to select from, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you the most control over your home’s humidity. Incorporated with your current HVAC system, it adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your home. A whole-home humidifier distributes the moisture more regularly and in the ultimate capacity, too, which will help you reach your indoor 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 the occurrence of shocks from static electricity in your home. 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. You don’t have to suffer because 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. For more information on how a humidifier can positively impact your Pacheco home, give Clean Air HVAC a call at 925-689-7017 to learn more or schedule an appointment online.