During the winter, the dry Colorado air in your home can cause all kinds of problems. These include dry, cracked skin, irritated sinuses, and static electricity and can also contribute to upper respiratory problems. Low levels of moisture in your indoor air may also contribute to drying and damage of the wood in your home. Adding a whole-house humidification will eliminate or greatly reduce the problems associated with dry winter air!
Best of all, humidified air feels warmer, allowing you to turn your thermostat down, while feel just as comfortable. Adding a whole-house humidification can both increase your overall comfort level as well as save you money!
Dry air in your home can cause itchy skin, dry nose, and sore throats, and is a breeding ground for low-moisture-loving cold and flu viruses. Winter in Colorado creates the driest indoor conditions of the year air as your furnace burns out our already low levels of moisture. Low indoor humidity can also damage the wood in your home, such as furniture, hardwood floors, musical instruments and even your home’s framing, as the dry air sucks out the moisture contained within them. Another annoying side effect of dry indoor air is static shock. Walking across a carpet in a dry home can lead to a static charge building up in your body which results in a sudden, uncomfortable “zap” of electricity when you touch a piece of metal or other conductor.
The good news is you can control the humidity level in your home! Humidity levels should be at around 30-50% to avoid the problems associated with low moisture in the air. One of the best ways to achieve this is through the installation of a whole house humidifier.