How to Combat Dry Air

Sometimes, the heat in your home can make the air feel like you’re in the desert — and you might not even notice it at first. From dry skin to sinuses, the list goes on when it comes to drier than average air. Although it might seem challenging to combat, it’s quite simple to do.

How to Combat Dry Air Inside Your Home

Get a Humidifier

Known to be a staple of most living spaces in the winter, a humidifier will combat dry air and leave any room feeling comfortable and calm. The trick with a whole house humidifier, for those that have a hot air system, is that can be added to an existing duct system and provide humidity to the whole home — which will ultimately add moisture back into the air. This gadget will make the perfect addition to any home, especially for those that suffer from dry sinuses in the winter.

Lower the Thermostat

How often do you utilize your home heating unit on a daily basis? If it’s quite frequent, then you might want to think about lowering the thermostat throughout the day.

The reason being is this: the heat in your home can continuously dry out the air, which can lead to any of the symptoms mentioned earlier. Of course, you still need to utilize your heater to prevent frozen pipes — but use it sparingly to save your indoor air quality.

Use the Shower

After taking a hot shower, does your bathroom tend to be filled with steam? Instead of letting the moisture linger in the bathroom, open the door and turn on the exhaust fan to help it pour out into your home. This will be a great way to lock moisture into the air, in the most effortless way possible.

Display Flowers

A great and decorative way to deposit moisture into the air is to place some flowers on display. Think about it like this: when you have a vase filled with water, the flowers will help transport that water back into the air. This is one of the best ways to not only lock in that moisture but to add a decorative touch to your home, too.

For assistance in the areas of plumbing, heating and cooling, look no further than Manchester’s Proactive Comfort. For expert service and repairs, give us a call at (603) 239-2346 to schedule your appointment. We also serve customers throughout Hooksett, Nashua, and Hillsborough County.

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