Why Does My House Get So Dry in the Winter? We all know that when the temperature goes down, so does the humidity.
It’s why when winter finally comes, you have to deal with dry skin, chapped lips, and the occasional bloody nose due to dry air.
But what causes the air to be so dry? And is there anything you can do about it?
Why Does My House Get So Dry in the Winter?
The answer comes down to simple physics, according to Ted’s Energy Tips. Air can only hold a certain amount of moisture, and the colder the air is, the less moisture it’s capable of holding. That’s why, when winter comes, you hear about something called “relative humidity” to describe the outside conditions. For example, if the outside air is 20 degrees, the relative humidity might be 80 percent. Brought inside, and warmed up to 70 degrees, though, that same air will have a humidity of 15 percent. Because the warmer air can hold more water, so the amount of water that’s in it is much lower.
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Whole-House Humidifiers Solve the Problem
The result, unfortunately, is that this dry air sucks water out of your home, and dries everything out. It’s why you get static shocks, why your skin dries out, and why you may be dealing with persistent coughs, sore throats, and other side effects of breathing dry air.
The good news is that you can do something about it. Install a whole-house humidifier. These humidifiers attach directly to your system and will keep your home’s humidity level where you set it. Comfortable levels range from 35% to 45%. All you have to do is set it and forget it. Other than checking the filter every month, you don’t have to worry about it until you turn it off in the spring.
If your home is too dry, contact us at Supreme Service Today and we can install a whole-house humidifier. Use this coupon to save $50 off the installation cost! Call us now at (410) 788-1114 or click here for a free estimate.