February 20, 2024

Winters in Orange County, NY are cold, bitter, and filled with dry air. While you may have the proper HVAC system to heat your home, winter air is often dry and unforgiving. The air can have multiple impacts on your body and home. A whole-home humidifier installation can make a huge difference in winter months and create a lot more comfort for your home.

Breathing Comfort and Sleeping

A lot of people blame the cold for poor sleeping habits in winter, but a lot of those winter sleeping issues have to do with the dry air. Exposure to dry air can dry out your throat and cause breathing issues. Those issues can become exacerbated if you have any preexisting conditions like asthma or sleep apnea. A whole-home humidifier will provide moisture in the air that makes it more comfortable while you sleep and also while you’re awake in the house.

A whole-home humidifier will supply moisture in the air for every room in the home, making it so you will feel comfortable wherever you spend time without having to have a portable humidifier in each room. HVAC technicians will often implement a whole-home humidifier with your current HVAC system so that the air goes through the same vents as the heat.

Humidifiers and Body Care Comfort

Cold and dry winter weather in Orange County can do a lot of damage to skin and hair. Hair can dry out and feel brittle. Skin can dry out and flake, often feeling itchy due to excessive dryness. While you may have a collection of products to help you heal and combat those conditions, you can rely on fewer products with the use of a whole-home humidifier.

When you have a whole-home humidifier, the moisture in the air will help prevent dry skin. Each day, you will feel more refreshed and won’t need to take as much time putting on lotion or other products. Your hair will benefit as well and the transition from summer to winter will be easier.

With the professional installation of a whole-home humidifier, you will gain access to a humidistat where you can control the settings. During extreme cold fronts in Orange County, you could increase the humidity levels in your home to help prevent the onset of dry skin.

Wood Flooring and Planks

Not only does dry air impact your body, but it can have a direct impact on your home. Wooden steps, wooden doors, wooden floors, and wooden furniture can all dramatically change due to dry weather. With low levels of humidity, wood contracts and condenses.

On wooden floors, you may notice wider gaps between the planks. The gaps could become prone to damage, especially if debris gets between the cracks. When the wood eventually expands again, it could push against debris and create damage. Extremely dry wooden floors are also prone to cracking. Cracks in the floor could cause injury and eventually lead to more floor damage and the need for replacement planks.

Wooden doors could also fit into frames differently and crack near the hinges. Dry wooden steps could crack, especially if there is a lot of foot traffic on those steps. Supplying the proper levels of humidity in the home would help keep the wood strong and stable. You will have far less maintenance in your home on the wooden elements.

At WK Mechanical, Inc., we can provide the installation of a whole-home humidifier. Our main goal is to make your Orange County home feel as comfortable as possible. We often start off with our free in-home comfort consultation. Along with measuring humidity levels, we can inspect other HVAC elements in your home, check the air quality, and also test your water for hard water. We have years of experience and allow you to choose exactly what services you want to make your home more comfortable during the winter months and all year long. After installation, we also provide repair and maintenance services on all types of HVAC systems like furnaces and central AC units.

Contact us at WK Mechanical, Inc. in Orange County to set up an appointment today and take the first step toward installing a whole-home humidifier.

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