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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 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 pulls the humidity out of the air, leaving you with dry air that can have a number of effects on you and your home.

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 may 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 you likely notice when you experience dry skin and chapped lips. 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?

There is more to humidification than just increasing the amount of moisture. There are a lot of different models and types of humidifiers to select from, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you optimal control over your home’s humidity. 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 circulates the moisture more regularly 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 the static electricity in your home.
  • Create a good environment for indoor plants to grow. Proper humidification can help your plants 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 house doesn’t just keep your household comfortable, but also helps to ensure you stay healthy during the winter season. If you want to know more about adding a humidifier to your Mechanicsville home, give M & S Heating & Air LLC a call at 301-363-4699 to learn more.

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