How to Add Humidity During the Winter

We live and work in New York. Many of our customers live in Connecticut. Either way, it’s not New Mexico. If you want to see a desert, well, it’s a short 2,000 miles or so away.  

But let’s think about that for a second. Does it really take such an extreme measure to experience dry, warm air? Not even close. Come the heating season, you turn on your furnace and, just like that, your indoor air is equal parts warm and dry.

The problem is, it’s often too dry. The kind of dry that causes itchy skin, frizzy hair, static electric shock, and all sorts of other problems. But it doesn’t have to be that way – not when you take steps to inject a little more humidity into your surroundings.

Humidity During the Winter

From our house to yours, here are some effective ways to humidify your home for greater comfort and fewer problems throughout the heating season:

  • Spray the leaves when watering your houseplants.
  • Spray a fine mist of water into the air as often as needed.
  • Allow some of your clothes to dry on portable racks, over the backs of chairs, etc.
  • Open the dishwasher to dry your dishes.
  • Let the bathroom steam up during your shower and then keep the door open after you towel off.
  • Distribute bowls of water around your home in strategic places, especially near floor air vents.
  • Install a simple kit that enables you to vent your dryer indoors vs. out.
  • Leave the door open when you shower and keep the exhaust fan off.

For the ultimate in comfort, we recommend a whole-house humidifier. Your Air Professionals home comfort specialists can install one as an add-on to your heating system so it can deliver just the right amount of moist air. You can control the exact amount of relative humidity and change it any time. For more information or to schedule installation, contact Air Professionals today.

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