One of the things that makes the winter blues even bluer is the dry, itchy skin that often comes along for the ride.
It’s easily explained, in that your home heating system makes for drier indoor air, and drier air leads to dry skin, hair, and more. But “easily explained” doesn’t make it any more fun to deal with. Speaking of no fun, here’s what else dry indoor can cause:
- Shrinking and cracked wood floors, furniture, picture frames, etc.
- Shock from static electricity
- Frizzy, unmanageable hair
- Cracked lips
- Bloody noses
Even worse, dry air can cause or worsen existing problems with asthma, bronchitis, and other upper respiratory issues.
Well, while we may not have one magic cure-all for the winter blues, we can give you a few practical suggestions for adding moisture to your home throughout the duration of the heating season:
- Instead of putting all your washed clothes in the drier, hang some of them up to dry indoors.
- While you’re baking something in the oven, place a large pan of water on the stove. It can’t help but warm up, gradually evaporate, and add some much-needed moisture to your air.
- If you have floor vents or baseboard units, place a bowl of water on or right nearby each one. Once again, the water will gradually evaporate and help eliminate a good chunk of the dryness.
- Buy some house plants, or add to your existing collection. They represent a natural means to humidify the air around you.
For a more global solution, contact Absolute Air and ask about a whole-house humidity control system, one that adds much needed moisture to your home during the winter, and then extracts excess humidity while your AC system is running. That way, you’ll feel considerably better and more comfortable all year long, and you’ll save money on your home heating and cooling costs. For more information and a free quote, contact Absolute Air today.