Combating Dry Air This Winter

The cold weather is here, and with it can come to some pretty dry indoor air! Though you might not feel that humidity in the winter months is vital, it can do a number on your health and your home. From dry skin and nasal passages to possible home damage, dry air is not something you want to live with. So combat it by adding some humidity back in.

Turn Down The Heat

Your first thought when it comes to those cold winter nights might be to blast the heat —but it’s causing unnecessary energy use while drying out your indoor air. The more you pump the heat, the more moisture you pull out the air. Instead, layer up. 

Add Some Greenery 

Accept your inner green thumb, and add some plants throughout the house. Certain indoor plants not only add humidity in the air, but they improve your overall indoor air quality, too. 

Use Your Stovetop For More

The next time you are trying to decide what to have for dinner, why not make sure your stovetop’s involved? When you boil a pot of water or use your stovetop, you are adding moisture into the air. This is an easy fix to a very inconvenient dry air problem.

Consider A Humidifier

The best and most mainstream solution to your dry air woes would be to start using a humidifier, and you have options. A whole-house humidifier can ensure your air is always at the perfect humidity level, but if it’s out of your price range, consider a portable one. If you have a small space, simpling add water to a portable one can do the trick, too. 

Looking to improve your at-home comfort and the efficiency of your heating & air systems? Scott Hale Plumbing, Heating & Air is the intelligent choice in the Salt Lake City area. Contact us today!