At Approved Comfort, one of the only things we like about winter weather is the lack of humidity. We don’t mind the summer, we don’t mind the heat but, oh, that humidity! But there is a flipside to this argument… and a very dry, itchy and irritating flipside at that. Winter time in this part of the country means humidity levels indoors may plunge to very low levels and cause all kinds of problems on your health and in your house. So let’s take a look at the 4 most common harmful effects of winter-related low humidity in your home:

  1. Skin irritation. When your indoor humidity dips below ideal levels, you will begin to experience irritation of the skin, eyes, nose and throat. Overly dry air causes annoying itching and chapping, sometimes even causing headaches and nosebleeds!
  2. Static electricity. You know that awful feeling when you try to flip on a light switch or grab a door handle? Static electricity is the culprit and it gets much, much worse when humidity levels in your home are too low.
  3. Furniture and floor damage. Low humidity zaps the moisture out of wood furniture and floors in your home. This can lead to splits and cracks in your furniture, walls and floors.
  4. Illnesses. As if the irritation that many people suffer from in low humidity conditions, dry air can also cause or exacerbate respiratory related illnesses.

If you really want to avoid low humidity problems this winter, you need to consider installing a whole house humidifier! Call Approved Comfort to learn more or schedule a consultation today!