It’s wintertime and most of us delight in relaxing in front of a warm, comforting fireplace or wood burning stove. There is nothing quite as therapeutic than looking out at the magical snow covered surfaces, hearing the sound of the winter winds, while snuggling for endless hours in front of a beautiful wood burning stove or fireplace. With that said, the cold air from that perfect Rockwell outdoor scenery is quietly seeping into your living space and wreaking havoc on your indoor air quality.
When the cold air makes its way into your home, it causes a wide range of issues from minimized moisture in your home, to dry skin and struggling sinuses. Let’s not forget the increased static that is now ever present along with the obvious dry air. You may think it near to impossible to resolve this ongoing winter drama, but truth be known there is a perfect, ideal solution to defeat dry indoor air, add moisture back into your body and even put an end to annoying static cling.
Here at South Nashville Heating & Cooling we are truly all about our clients. You are our #1 priority and providing superior products, services and insight is what we are all about. For this very reason, we have put together this helpful list on how to combat the dry air in your home.
Install a Humidifier
Installing a humidifier has a variety of benefits. You certainly do not want to suffer from dry air, dry skin or dry nasal passages all winter long. Installing and running a humidifier will add levels of moisture to the overly heated, dry air in your home. It helps to rehydrate everything. The moist air delivered by the humidifier will minimize your health issues, increase needed moisture in the air and definitely put a halt to all that static. Setting a comfortable humidity level in your home, typically between 30 and 50 percent, will alleviate all the above-mentioned problems that exist with your indoor air quality in the winter time. However, be certain to not ‘over humidify’ your home since this can also present with problems for you and your living space.
Don’t Over Humidify
If you set your humidifier too high you increase the chances of developing other problems with dust mites, fungi and mold. After installing your humidifier, it is imperative you keep it clean in order to prevent dust and germs from penetrating your home’s atmosphere. Obviously, should this occur you will find yourself facing other atmosphere and health issues, which you certainly want to avoid. So be certain that your new humidifier is set at appropriate levels somewhere between 30% and 50%.
Other Winter Woes
Winter temperatures and weather produce low humidity levels. The little bit of moisture that is present in your home is quickly absorbed by the dry air in your living space. In addition, the bit of moisture that is typically present in your body is also reduced during the cold winter months leaving your skin dry, and your nasal passages parched. Taking those long hot showers will add to your discomfort in the winter time by creating a dry, itchy skin surface. All of these discomforts can, and will, however, be alleviated by simply installing a humidifier in your home.
If you are in need of a replacement or new humidifier this winter, then surely the folks here at South Nashville Heating & Cooling are the perfect team for you. Give a shout out to our technicians today to schedule your installation and put the moisture back into your home and body. Winter is a magnificent time of year, but can certainly present with some obvious discomforts. Don’t fret. Let the professionals here at South Nashville Heating & Cooling resolve your dry air issues with the installation of one of our energy efficient, top of the line humidifiers today.
We look forward to improving the dry air quality in your home and to providing you with all your HVAC needs. Whether winter, spring, summer or fall we are the team for you. Christmas and the holidays are here. Be safe, be moist, be well. From our family to yours we send along wishes for a safe and happy holiday season!!