How to Humidify Your Home this Winter, and Why

Once the windows are closed and your heating system is on, you no doubt spend considerably more time indoors.  Enough so that, before long, you start experiencing certain annoying phenomena, such as dry skin, frizzy hair, a bloody nose here and there, not to mention the unmistakable zap from static electrical shock.

What do they have in common?  They’re all caused by dry indoor air. Which is exactly what heated indoor air does:  it saps the air around you of enough moisture to make things uncomfortable in their own distinct way.

Here’s how.  Warm air rises and, unless your home is well sealed, it continues rising through your ceilings, into the attic, and out through your roof.  Warm air can also escape vis wall switches and outlets, your chimney, windows and doors, and un-insulated outside facing walls.

Well, as warm air escapes, so does much of the moisture we put into our homes every day through cooking, showering, washing dishes, and all the rest.

Sure, you can solve the problem by making your home air tight, but that can cause other indoor air quality problems.  Which means the best way to humidify your home during the winter is with a whole-house humidifier from Eagle Service Company.

Once installed, it will work hand in glove with your heating system to keep you warm with exactly the right level of indoor relative humidity, a level you can set yourself and change at will.  Not only will your skin no longer dry out, etc., but moister air also will help prevent wood furniture, musical instruments, and doors from shrinking, warping, and cracking.

Plus, you’ll end up paying less to heat your home.  That’s because added humidity will help you feel warmer at the same temperature setting, and that leads to both energy and cash savings.

To learn more or request a free in-home air quality evaluation, contact Eagle Service Company today.