For most homeowners, the most pressing issue of the winter season is heating their homes. It cannot be stressed enough, however, that protecting your indoor air quality throughout the winter season should also be a priority. When we seal up our homes against the elements, be it the heat of summer or the chill of the winter season, it can make it difficult to maintain great indoor air quality. Remember too that you are already working with drier than usual air when the winter season is in effect.
Why is dry air a problem? Why is dry air a winter problem? And how can you best prevent problems with dry air from developing in your home? All this, and more, in today’s blog. Okay, we’ll give you a sneak peek: You want a whole-house humidifier. Nothing is more effective in terms of staving off the problems that low humidity levels can cause. We install and service great whole-house humidifiers in Grand Rapids.
Winter Air Is Drier Air!
It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity, they say. There is a lot of truth to this cliched phrase that we hear every summer. The fact of the matter is that humid air retains heat better than dry air does. The cold air of the winter season does not maintain humidity very well, which is why we can dry out so easily in the winter season! It may not seem like that big of a deal, but humidifying your home with a whole-house humidifier can benefit you in a number of ways.
How Does Dry Air Affect People and Property?
Very dry air leads to the drying out of everything exposed to it. This applies to our bodies. Chapped lips, flaky, itchy skin, split fingertips, bloody noses, frequent coughs and sore throats, increased illness due to dried out mucous membranes—it doesn’t paint a pretty picture, does it?
That’s not all, either. There are a lot of problems that can develop as the result of dry air around the house. Splitting wooden floorboards, cracks in wooden furniture, damage to electronics caused by increased instances of static shock, chipping paint, splitting wallpaper. It’s too much to bear!
Why Choose a Whole-House Humidifier?
For the same reasons you choose whole-house air conditioning over window units. Yes, we know that there are portable humidifiers out there. We know that they’re cheaper than installing a whole-house humidifier. We also know that they cannot compete with all that a whole-house system has to offer, though.
When you use a whole-house humidifier, you don’t have to worry about moving portable units around the house. You don’t have to worry about filling water tanks. You don’t have to worry about oversaturating the air. Whole-house humidifiers are more effective. They maintain humidity levels more accurately. They also have designated water lines, and never run out of the water as a result. They are simply superior in every way.
Schedule your humidifier services with indoor air quality professionals at GRmetro Heating and Cooling Inc.