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Tackling Dry Air in the Winter

Much of the country is facing below average temperatures right now and comfort seems to be of high importance for most of us. Daily comfort extends beyond ensuring you have a warm coat and gloves, too. The colder weather really extracts 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 is the culprit for several issues, 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 winter months bring cooler air and the drop in temperatures impacts the makeup of the air. Warmer air is able to retain more moisture, which is why it’s easy to notice dry skin or chapped lips in the winter. 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. Of course, there are a number of humidifiers to choose from, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you optimal 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 house. A whole-home humidifier distributes the moisture more regularly and in the greatest capacity, too, so why settle for anything less than ideal comfort?

Bonus Benefits

  • Adding a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Keeping humidity levels in check helps to maintain your paint, furniture and flooring, avoiding additional repair costs.
  • Reduce your chance of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Promote a good environment for indoor plants to grow. 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 not only keep your home more comfortable, but can potentially help keep you a little healthier as all the bugs make their yearly rounds. For more information on how a humidifier can positively impact your Williamsport home, give Lycoming Heating Company a call at 570-244-2510 to learn more.

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