Winter weather has been in full force now for a while in the Harrisburg Area, and you may be feeling the not so comfortable side of heating your home. Whether it’s your furnace, wood stove, or electric heat, your home’s humidity dramatically decreases during the winter season when your heating system is running it’s hardest.
We’ve almost all experienced the symptoms of low humidity in our homes, just like when you are walking around in your socks, and go to pet the dog, ZAP! The lack of moisture in your home’s air caused higher static electric charge, so when you went to pet the family dog (or cat) you gave them and yourself a unpleasant shock. Not only can dry air in your home can be very uncomfortable, but it can also cause damage to your property if it is severe enough.
Symptoms of Dry Air in Your Home
If your home has low humidity, you can expect to see the following symptoms:
Feeling of a dry throat
Dry, cracking skin
Heightened occurrence of the flu and colds
Worsened indoor allergies
Cracking woodwork in furniture or flooring
Drywall or plaster cracks
What can you do to combat low humidity in the winter?
There are a lot of “home remedies” that can offer some relief from dry air in your home. But if you really want to take control of the comfort level in your home, you should have a whole house humidifier installed. A whole house humidifier can monitor and automatically adjust the humidity levels in your home, providing a comfortable, and healthier environment for you and your family.
Do you have dry air?
If you have dry air in your home, or you have had a humidifier installed in your home we would love to hear your story! Did your humidifier help to solve any of the symptoms listed above? Did the dry air in your home cause discomfort or any damage to wood furniture or flooring?
Ready to fight off dry air with a whole house humidifier? Call us TODAY at 717.254.4555 to speak with an Expert HVAC Technician about installing a humidifier in your home!