Cold weather is here in Charlotte, and that means it’s time to turn up the thermostat. But is it also time to break out the humidifier? Read on for Patterson Heating & Air Conditioning’s tips on humidifiers and how to use them this winter.
Winter humidity in Charlotte
Along with colder temperatures, winter in Charlotte means lower humidity in the air. When the air in your home is too dry, it can cause all sorts of problems. Low humidity makes the air feel colder, causing you to turn up the heat and raise your energy bills. In addition, dry air can increase asthma and cold symptoms. Dry air also increases troublesome and painful static electricity in the home. Finally, low humidity can cause paint and wood to chip, crack and warp throughout the fall and winter.
How to raise humidity levels
Fortunately, there are many ways to increase your home’s humidity levels during winter. Have your doors and windows properly sealed and weatherproofed to keep warm air and humidity indoors this winter. Also, use houseplants. Plants like the Peace Lily and Boston Fern will release moisture while filtering out toxins from the air. In addition, skip the clothes dryer and hang dry your clothes to increase relative humidity levels.
Whole-house humidifier from Patterson Heating & Air Conditioning
While these DIY tips can certainly help increase humidity, they can require considerable effort and are not always foolproof. If you’re looking for the most efficient and effective way to maintain healthy humidity in your home this winter, ask about a whole-house humidifier from Patterson Heating & Air Conditioning. A whole-house humidifier will allow you to set the ideal humidity level for your home and personal preferences. They work to deliver optimal moisture levels throughout each room of the house for more reliable humidity management during the colder months.
Call Patterson Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more about whole-house humidifiers today!