Scratch, scratch, scratch. Itch, itch, itch. Sound like you during the winter months? If you’ve noticed that your skin and your hair both feel so much more dry during the winter months, don’t worry, you’re not alone. There are a number of factors that contribute to lower humidity during the colder months of the year, but there are some things you can do to fight back.
What Causes Dry Air In The Winter?
There are plenty of scientific reasons why the air feels dryer in the winter than it does in the summer, and we’re not going to get into that. But we will tell you that your home’s heating system also plays a role in drying out the air.
As heat fills your home, either via baseboard radiators or through vents from a forced air system, it tends to strip moisture from the air. This is why your home might feel dry in the winter, and it does have an affect on your body as well.
Another major contributor to dry indoor air is the use of a fireplace. Similar to your heating system, fireplaces tend to deplete the air’s moisture level leaving you and your family feeling warm, but dry.
Fight Back With A Humidification System
So, what can you do to prevent the air inside your home from drying out? Humidification systems are great resources. They work by adding moisture back into the air in order to keep your home within a favorable humidity range.
Humidifiers can help with your dry skin and hair problem as well as shorten the duration of a cold, relieve sore throats, protect wood floors and furniture and reduce static electricity… the list goes on!
So, don’t go another day scratching away at your skin and feeling like your hair is going to fall out! Consider having a humidification system installed in your home today!
If you are interested in improving the air quality in your home and would like to experience the advantages of a humidifier, call American Mechanical today at (757) 347-8549. You will receive a professionally installed humidifier at competitive rates.