Wisconsin winters are cold and DRY! Most homeowners have no clue how beneficial maintaining proper humidity levels in their home is to their indoor living quality. You can’t see, touch or smell humidity. But when it’s not there you sure can tell. Hair sticking UP all over, shocks when you touch anything metal or touch someone else??? Yes, those are signs that the humidity in your home is too low. Cold air does not have the ability to “hold water” so it will take it from whatever source it can find it. Your skin, your lips, your plants, your toilets. If your indoor air does not have enough moisture, you can still feel cold and uncomfortable at 75 degrees. So by adding the proper level of moisture to your indoor air, you are able to lower the temp on your thermostat (saving money) and feel more comfortable.
Effects of Dry Air:
- Cracks in ceilings, walls, floors
- Wood floors shrinking
- Plants wilting
- Excessive static electricity
- Dry hair, skin and lips
The average American home has less humidity during the heating season than the Sahara desert!