Itchy Dry Skin? You May Need a Humidifier For Your Home

Itchy Dry Skin? You May Need a Humidifier For Your Home

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During the winter, the most common issue in homes is dry air.  There are a number of issues associated with dry air, and solutions are available.  At Estes Services, we want Atlanta residents to know what to look for when it comes to their heating and air systems along with ways to reduce dry indoor air.  HVAC maintenance on your heating and air unit can determine if dry air is an issue in your home before it completely dries you out, and humidifiers can add moisture when it’s lacking.

Why Is The Air So Dry?

Moisture is lost when air is cold, which is why dry air is a common issue during the winter.  When homes aren’t properly sealed, cold air seeps in from outside and compromises indoor air quality.  Then when your furnace kicks on, the heating process sucks even more moisture out of the air and all you are left with is dry air.  During the summer months, there tends to be excess moisture in the air, so dryness isn’t a problem.  When the colder weather hits, you may need to invest in an air conditioning repair service to ensure your home’s humidifier is functioning properly.  

How Can Dry Air Be Resolved?

The best defense against dry air in your home is to invest in a good humidifier.  Some air conditioners and furnaces utilize a whole home humidifier – with proper air conditioning repair service performed annually, your humidifier will be maintained so air retains appropriate level of moisture.  Preventive HVAC maintenance on your heating and cooling system can make sure your unit is operating properly before the cold air hits.  

Types of Whole Home Humidifiers

Whole home humidifiers are the best option for adding moisture to your indoor air and they work with your current air conditioner and furnace.  There are a few different types of whole home humidifiers that can work alongside your heating and air unit, such as:

  • Steam humidifiers
  • Bypass humidifiers
  • Fan-powered humidifiers

Don’t continue to let dry air control your comfort and home environment.  Call Estes Services for proper HVAC maintenance, air conditioning repair services, and humidifier products.