The most wonderful time of the year is also the most unpredictable as far as weather goes! One of the harshest weather conditions to deal with is the dry winter air. Beat the nasty side effects this year by putting a humidifier on your wishlist.
Effects of Dry Air
Cold temperatures reduce humidity from the air during the winter, putting your body through harsher conditions than it is used to. Here are some of the side effects you may experience as side effects of dry winter air:
- Dry, cracked skin
- Itchy, uncomfortable nasal passages
- Static electricity spikes5
- Loss of your respiratory system's ability to filter out dirt and bacteria
When choosing your humidifier, take into consideration the size of the room in which it will be. Portable humidifiers are great for smaller rooms, like bedrooms. Some larger models would also keep a living space feeling perfectly moist. Play around with the levels and timers to avoid a wet film on your furniture.
If your home is feeling especially dry, you may benefit from purchasing a whole home humidifier system. These will add moisture to the warm, dry air coming from your heating system, keeping your entire home's humidity levels at a comfortable level.
Whichever humidifying option you choose, think about whether you want to use cool or warm mist. Warm misters will use electricity to boil the water and create steam that flows into your room. Keep in mind that the boiled water is more susceptible to creating bacteria. Cool mists simply vaporize the water and are more energy-efficient, and often germ-free!
Contact Us Today
Don’t hesitate to call AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling for more information about keeping your home’s humidity stable. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.