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Combatting Dry Indoor Air During the Winter Months

Winter in Wisconsin will soon be on its way so we wanted to take a quick moment and discuss how you can best combat dry indoor air during the long winter months.

When winter’s chill strikes, cold air seeps into your home through cracks and crevices—while the warm air flows out. Your first instinct will probably be to crank up the heat, but warmer temperatures rob indoor air of moisture, blanketing the inside of your home with a desert-like oasis of dry, stuffy air.

With humidity levels at an all-time low, the overly dry air pulls moisture from everything it surrounds, causing a variety of issues affecting health, comfort and home. They include:

• Aggravated allergies or respiratory illnesses

• Scratchy, sore throat or excessive cough

• Dry, irritated nasal passages

• Dry, itchy skin

• Chapped lips

• Static shocks

• Cracked, peeling wallpaper

• Warped or cracked wood

• Damage to household furnishings

The good news is, these problems can be resolved by keeping humidity levels in balance. Adding humidity to heated, dry air with an efficient, whole-home humidifier helps to restore the proper balance of moisture inside your home and eliminate problems associated with dry air. Humidifiers that work in conjunction with your homes hvac system, disperse humidity evenly throughout your home to make the air more comfortable. Plus, because humidified air feels warmer than dry air at the same temperature, you can lower the thermostat and still feel comfortable, resulting in extra savings on your monthly utility bills.

To learn more about in home humidifiers or to discuss having one installed please call us at 262-372-3085

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