Battling the Dry Winter Environment in Your Home

Posted by on Friday, February 7th, 2014 at 9:01pm.

It's that time of year when the furnace gets cranked up and the windows get slammed shut to keep all the heat in. This means that it is also the time of the year when your skin may start to get dry and itchy, your throat is sore in the morning and you may have to walk carefully on the carpets to avoid static electricity. If you don't have enough humidity in your home, these are just some of the symptoms that you may be manifesting.

Without enough humidity, painful static shocks can transfer from one person to the next. Your houseplants won't be flourishing as they should be and even your hardwood floors can start to suffer and begin separating at the seams. To combat these symptoms the humidity level in your home should be approximately 30% to 50%.

The easiest way to raise the humidity level is with a humidifier. If the air is too dry in your home you won't feel as warm as you would with the right amount of humidity. If you're the type of person that's always cold in the winter, adding the extra humidity to the air will allow you to turn down the thermostat. This may be just the thing you need to feel warm and toasty again inside your own home.

If you don't already own a humidifier it should be on your list of things to purchase if not this winter then this summer to prepare for next winter. During the spring and summer months is when you'll find the best deals on these humidifiers that can make the air quality in your home so much better.

The most important thing to consider when you're looking at a humidifier is the area it will need to cover. This can easily be determined by looking at the product packaging or by viewing the product details on an Internet sales site.

Stay warmer this winter by battling the dry winter environment in your home with a high quality humidifier. People feel the warmth in 2 ways: through temperature and humidity. If one falls out of balance, you'll start to feel colder than usual.

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