Beat Dry Air This Winter

As summer turns into fall, in creeps cold air and arctic temperatures. Unfortunately, the human body is not designed to tolerate freezing cold weather — your teeth chatter, you constantly shiver, and you’re covered in goosebumps. It’s no fun.

Among the worst characteristics of cold weather in the Virginia area, is how dry it can be. Your skin cracks, your body dries out. Many times when you’re sick in the winter it’s from the lack of moisture.

To combat the cold, your obvious first instinct is to pump in warm air to warm yourself. Although you feel more cozy, your illnesses aren’t entirely cured. Your furnace isn’t replenishing the air with moisture, and you’re still stuck with dry skin and the symptoms that come with it.

Here at Climatic Heating & Cooling, we feel it’s important for you to understand the importance of doing everything in your power to protect your home from the dry winter air. Increasing the relative humidity is a quick and easy way to prevent and fix health issues such as these:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Nosebleeds
  • Dehydration
  • Skin Irritation
  • Itchy Eyes
  • Snoring

There are two general ways to go about increasing moisture in your house: humidifiers and natural remedies.

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A humidifier is a more effective way of adding moisture into the air. It’s a device that emits vapor into the air by taking in dry air, atomizing water from an internal reservoir, and pushing out highly dense air to be spread through your house.

Although it can be expensive, a humidifier instantly and mechanically creates a perfect habitat in your home, and is an excellent choice for those who have kids. Climatic carries two excellent humidifiers from Honeywell, the Honeywell Powered Humidifier and the Honeywell Bypass Humidifier.

Natural Remedies

Don’t feel like splurging on a new humidifier this winter? Use these tips to maximize moisture.

  1. Choose the stove — By the time winter rolls around, there’s a strong chance you’ve packed away the grill. Cooking indoors is much easier to do, and provides an extra source of moisture for the air. If your meal can be cooked in the oven or the stove, opt for the stove.
  2. Hang dry your clothes overnight — Not only are you not conserving energy and saving money by not running your dryer, your house will be inundated with moisture and even a fresh scent.
  3. Bowls of water — Although it might seem unsightly, placing bowls of water around your house — especially near your vents — allows moisture to permeate your living quarters. When warm air flows, the water evaporates and fills the room with steam.

If you need any consultation on how to keep the temperature and humidity of your house perfect this winter, call Climatic today!

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