Canadians are supposed to like winter, so why does it hurt so much to see summer go. Winter has its benefits – beautiful sights, loads of activities and of course the holidays – but the weather isn’t always cooperative when it comes to having fun.
First there’s the cold weather, the constant snow but that’s just when you’re outdoors. There’s one aspect of the winter that tends to follow you everywhere you go: humidity.
As the air gets colder there’s less moisture in the air, this means your furnace will be running more often. This can cause your furnace to use up some of the moisture in the air, while in the process of heating your home, thereby making it even drier inside than out.
It’s easy to feel and see the effects of dry air, your skin becomes dry and tight all over your body and can even be harmful to your health and home. It can cause irritated nasal passages, promote the growth of bacteria, create static electricity, damage your woodwork and much more.
Dryness may be the first sign that winter is coming but it doesn’t have to cause the reoccurring discomfort, there are solutions available.
Here are two products offered by Home Aire Care that will keep your home at a comfortable humidity during the colder months:
Heat Recovery Ventilators/Energy Recovery Ventilators
HRVs and ERVs are used to replace stale air from inside your home with the air from outside; which is much fresher, provides your house with ventilation, and controls humidity levels within your home.
The main difference between the two is that ERVs can be used year round, whereas HRVs are just for the winter.
In the winter though, either of these systems will also trap more humidity inside your home when exchanging heat through the ventilation system. This can help regulate the humidity levels while also keeping your air fresher and you healthier.
Whole-home humidifiers are a type of humidifier that attaches directly to your furnace. They offer humidity to your whole home directly your forced air system distributed via the furnace fan. They’re more efficient and more effective than portable humidifiers, so you and your family will be healthier and more comfortable all winter long.
Either of these two solutions will do a great deal for your indoor air quality, if you want the most consistent comfort levels in your home, you can use both.
If you’re interested or have any questions about products that can protect you from the dry winter air, contact us toll free at 1-800-842-9958.