How To Deal with Dry Winter Air in Your Home During The Winter 0

Posted on 16, December 2011

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Dry air can be a big problem during the colder months of the year, especially for those that have experienced the frigid winters that are prevalent here in the Middle Tennessee cities of Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Tullahoma.  But just because the weather turns dry and cold outside, doesn’t mean that you have to be uncomfortable inside.   Although a lot of people see dealing with dry air as a fact of life during the winter months, we see things differently at Roscoe Brown Heating & Cooling by offering our customers a solution to dealing with the effects of dry air in their homes by installing whole house humidifiers.

The Effects of Dry Winter Air
Dry winter air is not only cold and uncomfortable, but it can be a source of a number of health issues. The dry air can cause your skin to become flaky and itchy and your lips can become chapped.  People that already have respiratory issues may be especially at risk because it can further irritate a respiratory system and nasal passages. Dry air not only affects the people in the household, but it can also have a detrimental effect on the furniture and wood work in the house.  Cold, dry air can cause wood to crack, warp, and split. Others types of household materials can also become damaged over time due to exposure, but wood is one of the most vulnerable materials that can be affected by a dry climate.

How to Combat the Effects of Dry Winter Air
It is possible to combat the effects of dry winter air in your home by having a professional HVAC company, such as Roscoe Brown Heating & Cooling, install a home humidifier. Ideally, you want to have a 35% – 55% level of humidity in your home at all times, anything higher will make the house feel stuffy and take away from your comfort.  A home humidifier can help by maintaining humidity levels automatically.  A home humidifier will help reduce the amount of bacteria and allergens in the air, alleviate respiratory problems, and help keep young children in the house healthy.  

Why should you get your humidifier professionally installed?
To make sure that your humidifier operates seamlessly with your existing heating and a/c system, it’s a smart choice to hire a professional HVAC installer such as Roscoe Brown Heating & Cooling to perform the work for you.  Not only will our certified technicians make sure that your whole home humidifier is installed safely and set up to operate at peak efficiency, but our highly trained staff can help in giving you the right advice in choosing one of our Carrier Performance Series humidifiers to meet your needs.  Carrier specializes in creating a customized home comfort system tailored to the needs of your home with a broad selection of residential heating, cooling and indoor air quality products including home humidifiers. 

 

Roscoe Brown proudly serves Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Tullahoma, Tennessee, and surrounding cities.

Call 888-MY-ROSCOE today.

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