During the winter months, many homeowners find that the air inside their homes becomes dry, especially those with forced-air heat. While the heated air keeps your home and family toasty, it can also lack moisture. And that can lead to a whole host of concerns. Some of the discomforts that people experience when the air in their home is too dry include itchy skin, scratchy throats, and an increased frequency of ailments like colds and nosebleeds. Additionally, your home can suffer as well – you might notice that the floorboards are creaking or painted woodwork is peeling.
So, what can you do to improve the level of humidity in your home? Many people find that installing a whole-home humidification system does the trick! Whole-home systems are different than room humidifiers because they deliver humidified air to your entire home rather than one singular space. And, you won’t have to worry about them running out of water – most systems need little to no maintenance, making it easier for you and your family to enjoy humidified air, no matter how cold it gets outside.
I’m not sure if I need a home humidification system. What are some of the signs?
As we mentioned above, winter months can mean overly dry indoor air. Lack of outside air, running the furnace constantly, and using other heating methods, such as fireplaces, all contribute to drying out your home’s air. If you notice any of the following signs of overly dry air, it’s likely that you need to add some humidity to your home environment.
- Static electricity is a problem. Is your hair standing on end and your clothing clinging, or are you noticing those little zaps when you walk across the carpet? Those are all signs of too much static electricity – and too little moisture in the air.
- Your mucous membranes feel uncomfortable. Yuck! Nobody wants to think about mucous membranes, but those delicate linings of your eyes, nose, mouth, and throat can all become especially irritated when the air in your home is too dry.
- Your skin is itchy, too. If your skin is dry and flaky, and your lips are chapped and cracking, it doesn’t feel the greatest – and it’s a really good indication that the air in your home is way too dry.
- Your wooden furniture is creaky. Overly dry air can cause issues with the wooden furniture and fixtures in your home. Your hardwood floors and stairs may warp, and paint may crack. Very delicate wooden furniture and fixtures may even crack and split.
Can Family Danz help me if my home is overly dry?
We sure can! We offer home humidification solutions that can help you get the humidity levels you need in your home – helping you enjoy better comfort. We’re pleased to offer our customers the Bryant® Preferred™ Series humidifier, which can deliver humidified air throughout your entire home. Call Family Danz today at (518) 427-8685 and get the quality service that you expect from a company you know and trust.