As the temperature drops this winter, so will the humidity indoors. This brings in the dreaded dry air of the winter season. Cold winter air does not hold the same amount of moisture, plus turning on the furnace to heat the air can cause it to become even dryer. These factors together can create some significant problems for your body and home. Here at Godwin we have the solution, but first, let's go over the chaos dry air can cause you and your family.
Dry air vs. your body.
Dry air causes a number of health problems including bloody noses, respiratory issues, sore throats, and cracked skin. These things happen because your body is made up of 70% water (your skin holding 64% of that!), and when it's being dried out, it makes you more susceptible to becoming sick with colds and the flu. If that isn’t enough to persuade you, dry air also robs the moisture from your skin, making you feel colder than you already are. No one wants that during the already freezing cold winter!
Dry air vs. your home.
Not only is dry air bad for you; its also bad for your home. Dry air brings in static electricity that can build up to make your home uncomfortable. It affects every time you touch metal in your home, and even your bedding can become uncomfortable because it can sting and shock you. Dry air also takes the moisture from the framing and wood around your doors, floors, and windows. This allows cold air to enter in, making your home less energy efficient.
What can you do?
Godwin can install whole house humidifiers and dehumidifiers for you.
Our Aprilaire humidification and dehumidification systems bring a comfortable balance to your home all year long, even during the hot and humid summers. These systems are capable of sensing and controlling the ambient temperature and moisture level in the air, which helps protect your home from mold, mildew, dust mites and bacteria during the summers and dry air during the winters.
Whether we’re helping you fight the big, bad, dry air or installing any other kind of air quality system, our team has the experience and expertise to do the job right the first time. You can rely on us to thoroughly inspect the installation site and install your system with minimal disruption of day-to-day activities.
Contact us if you have questions about humidifiers or any number of the other services we provide during this holiday season. Let us help you escape the dreaded dry air!