Keep Dry Air at Bay with a Humidifier This Winter

As the temperatures cool, the air dries out. This is a matter of basic physics since the ambient moisture in the air shifts from gaseous to liquid form when the temperature drops, leaving much drier air behind. (That’s the reason that dew forms in the early morning, during the coolest hours of the day.) Winters in Round Rock, TX aren’t as cold as they are further north, but dry air can still be a big problem. The solution is a whole-house humidifier installed in your HVAC system, keeping the air comfortable and solving a whole slew of issues in the bargain.

What Kinds of Issues?

Dry air—that is, air with a relative humidity level of around 30% or lower—can cause a number of problems, including:

  • Cracked and raw skin, chapped lips.
  • Dried sinuses, leaving your body more vulnerable to colds and flu and increasing the spread of germs throughout your household.
  • The static electricity created any time you walk across the carpet.
  • Higher heating bills, since dry air feels colder than humid air.
  • Increased risk of breakdowns and repair calls on your heating system, owing to the higher amount of strain.

Humidifiers to the Rescue

A humidifier is actually a fairly simple device: usually just a pad or a wick connected to a reservoir which allows it to soak up water. A fan blows across the pad or wick and into the ducts in your home, elevating the relative humidity levels in the process. Not only does that alleviate all of the problems mentioned above, but it can help reduce strain on your heating system, lowering the monthly bills and even extending its life before you have to replace it. That can all be done with a relatively simple professional installation.

Call on Intelligent Air Services to install, repair and replace humidifiers in your home.