Why Is the Air in My Home So Dry? - Schebler HVAC

Why Is the Air in My Home So Dry?

Dry air and the winter months go hand in hand. When the impending cold weather arrives, you can bet that dry air will follow suit. But when dry air invades your home and disrupts the comfort of your home, what can you do?

In the latest blog post from Schebler Heating and Air, we’ll discuss what causes dry indoor air, as well as suggest a possible solution to restore comfortable and safe air to your home. Be sure to contact us with any questions or to schedule services in the Quad Cities area.

What Causes Dry Air Inside the Home?

You probably notice dry air more often when cold weather arrives and the outdoor temperatures drop. This is because cold air carries less moisture than warm air, leading to air that feels dry and uncomfortable. This is the most common culprit of dry air in your house.

Some homes might feel drier than others during the winter months, and this is largely due to insulation. All homes are built with insulation, but the quality of the insulation installation can vary from home to home.

How to Combat Dry Indoor Air

While increasing insulation can help to keep cold, dry air out of the home, installing a whole-home humidifier is the only way to add moisture to your air supply and raise the home’s relative humidity levels. These units install directly to your existing HVAC system, so you won’t need to worry about installing a new furnace.

A whole-home humidifier connects to your home’s water supply and distributes moisture to your air supply before it’s pushed through the air ducts and spread throughout the home. It will do this whenever the indoor humidity level drops below a certain level set on the unit’s humidistat.

Issues Caused By Low Humidity Levels

Put simply, dry winter air can wreak havoc on a home. If your home’s air supply is too dry, you’ll likely notice issues including:

  • Dry skin
  • Static electricity buildup
  • Cracked furniture
  • Health issues, including sore throats, nosebleeds, dry eyes, and dehydration
  • Poor sleep

To help protect your home from the dangers of dry air, get in contact with Schebler to install a whole-home humidifier in your Quad Cities area home.

Contact Schebler Heating and Air for Humidifier Installation Services

Here at Schebler, we understand that the quality of air within your home is just as important as its temperature. That’s why we’re proud to provide Quad Cities residents with indoor air quality products that can help you stay safe and comfortable all year long.

To learn more about installing a whole-house humidifier in your Quad Cities area home, get in touch with Schebler Heating and Air today. We’ll be happy to come to your home, inspect your HVAC system, and determine if installing a humidifier is the right choice for your home.