Tackling Dry Air in the Winter01/05/2018Cold, 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 extends beyond ensuring you have a warm coat and gloves, too. The colder weather really extracts 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 increased static and heightened risk for sickness. These differ in the level of importance, but they are both annoyances that could 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 you likely notice when you experience dry skin and chapped lips. 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? 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 best control over humidity levels in your house. Incorporated with your current HVAC system, it adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your home. A whole-home humidifier delivers the moisture more reliably 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 helps to maintain your paint, furniture and flooring, avoiding additional repair costs. Reduce the occurrence of shocks from static electricity in your home. Create a proper environment for indoor plants to grow. Proper humidification can help your plants live longer. There are solutions available to make sure you don’t have to deal with the implications of dry air in the home. We’ll help show you how easy it is, so why wait? Adding a humidifier to your indoor space 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 Sylmar home, give American Premier Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 818-370-7266 to learn more or schedule an appointment online.