How to Add Humidity to Your House in Bryan and College Station

This time of year, the skin care aisle in pharmacies and supermarkets are awfully busy places.

That’s because so many of us suffer from dry, itchy skin. And that’s just one of the consequences of overly dry indoor air during the winter.

If the humidity levels in your home are super low, here’s what else you might be experiencing:

  • Frizzed out hair
  • More frequent bloody noses
  • Static electricity that sends a jolt through your system
  • Wood furniture and floors that shrivel up, dry out, and occasionally crack

Worst case scenario, you or members of your family are also experiencing new or stepped up symptoms of asthma, allergies, and other respiratory ailments.

Just like most other things in life, there are two primary ways to deal with a problem: treat the symptoms, or do something to fix the problem. And history has taught us that the latter approach is always the more effective and longer-lasting.

Here are some quick, easy, and affordable ways to add humidity to your home for as long as the heating system lasts:

  • Purchase some house plants, keep them well-watered, and place them in strategic locations where moisture is most needed.
  • Get yourself a clothes drying rack and hang at least some of your clothes out to dry indoors.
  • When baking or broiling something in the oven, place a pan of water on the stove. The water inside will heat up, evaporate, and escape into the air.
  • Place bowls or pans of water near baseboard heating units or floor vents. As the heat passes over the water, the water in turn will be heated and enter the atmosphere with much-needed moisture.

Looking for something a little more global and permanent? Then contact McKinzie Heating & Air and ask about a whole-house humidity control system. With its manual control function, you get to set the precise and most comfortable humidity settings for you and your family all year long. At the same time, you’ll save money on your home heating and cooling costs. Contact us today for more information or a free new system quote.