How to Combat Dry Winter Air in Your Home


We are right in the middle of the winter season. The HVAC business always bring something new with the different seasons and winter can be one of the most challenging. While many of our customers worry about furnace repairs during this time, dry air can be nearly as bad. Luckily, there are quite a few ways to improve the humidity of your home if it is too low.

The Importance of Home Humidity

Humidity can make a huge difference in the feel of your home. Most of the time in the South, we have to worry about muggy air in the summertime, but the winters can be quite dry and cause their own problems. When your home is too dry, it can exacerbate allergies, dry out your skin and hair, and make your home uncomfortable. Not to mention the impact on your home in the form of dry rot and other problems like it. The takeaway is that keeping your home at the right moisture levels is an important part of your HVAC system.

How to Add Humidity to Your Home

If your home is dry due to the winter weather, you can improve it with a few simple activities. Drying your clothes on a rack or cooking can add steam to the air which can add humidity to your home. Additionally, many houseplants can add humidity to your home and brighten it up in the process.

Overall, home humidity is a vital part of your home’s indoor air quality. During the wintertime, the outside air can be very dry and cause problems for your home! Follow these tips and you can add humidity to your home!

If you’re interested in an Indoor Air Quality Assessment, fill out our form online or call us at (843) 242-0855. Our technicians are trained in cleanliness and take the utmost care and caution when helping your home.