It’s time for Windsor-Essex to enter the autumn season and all the lovely things that come with it! The colourful leaves, sweater weather, pumpkin flavoured goodies, and… dry air inside your home. That’s right folks, the humidity is starting to leave Windsor-Essex. This could be a blessing for some! But dry air brings its own set of complications. Dry air can cause dry skin, cracked lips, headaches, stuffy noses, weaken our immune system, and create general discomfort. If any of those symptoms sound like what you have to deal with in your home, there is probably not enough moisture within your home. Here is how you can change that!
1. HVAC Solutions to Improve Your Comfort
Our team of home comfort specialists can help you battle your home’s low indoor humidity. Of course, this is our first recommendation but it makes sense! There are numerous moving parts to your home’s HVAC system (especially on homes with state-of-the-art systems). Our home comfort specialists will be able to properly assess the different aspects of your home and pinpoint where improvements can be made.
2. Check Your Home’s Seal
The most common cause of severe indoor dryness is having air leakage from your home. The cold outdoor climate in the fall and winter months will naturally be dryer than the air inside your home. So if your indoor humidity feels just like outside during the colder season, it is likely that the humidity is escaping from your home.
Where do air leaks come from? Think of all the areas in your home that could lead outside. Start with the doors, windows, basement walls, recessed lights, dryer vents, and more of that nature!
3. Homeowner Hacks
Have you come to this blog post hoping for an immediate remedy? Don’t worry we have got you covered! The following “homeowner hacks” will mask the problem rather than fix it; however, they will provide some level of relief if the dry air conditions are becoming unbearable.
a. Add More House Plants
Plants add moisture to the air as they naturally process through the water that you give to them. House plants can be one part of your cold season strategy!
b. Hang Your Clothes to Dry
Instead of using the dryer, try hanging up your wet clothes to dry. The water will evaporate out of the clothing and into the air of your home.
c. Cook on the Stove-top
This is perhaps the most obvious homeowner hack. Cooking anything that requires boiling water on the stove-top is the fastest way to add evaporated moisture to the air in your home.
We hope this blog post has shed some light on why you may experience low indoor humidity every time the colder seasons roll around! If you are dreading this upcoming fall and winter season because of this, don’t hesitate to call us! We will get a home comfort specialist out to your Windsor-Essex home and get you comfortable again in no time.
About Absolute Comfort Control Services
Absolute Comfort Control Services is a residential and commercial heating and cooling company that has been family-owned and operated since 2006. The Absolute Comfort team takes pride in delivering the correct HVAC solution for your home with no-surprise pricing. The designation of Trane Comfort Specialist, Carrier Expert, and Goodman Dealer ensures that our team has the most up-to-date knowledge in the fields of heating, cooling, and indoor air quality. Schedule a free in-home consultation and experience the Absolute Comfort difference.