How can I prevent dry skin and static shock in the winter?

Most people with a forced-air heating system, such as a furnace or heat pump, are familiar with the dry, uncomfortable air that comes along with heating your home in the winter. But what can you do to combat this? The experts at Rick’s Heating & Cooling can tell you how to prevent dry skin and static shock in your home.

The best way to prevent dry skin is by installing a whole-house humidifier to your present heating system. This will add moisture into the air and raise the relative humidity level so your home won’t suffer from the dry air your heating system can cause. There are many benefits to installing a whole-house humidifier, including being able to:

  • Prevent dry skin
  • Prevent static shock and electricity
  • Decrease the likelihood of having chapped lips or bloody noses
  • Breathe easier
  • Feel more comfortable – when the humidity levels in your home are at a more comfortable level, you’ll feel warmer which means you can lower the temperature on your thermostat and still reap the same benefits
  • Improve energy efficiency – when the humidity level is around 35 percent, your home heating system can operate as much as 15 – 20 percent more efficiently
  • And more!

The benefits of installing a whole-house humidifier obviously don’t stop at being able prevent dry skin and static shock—so, call Rick’s Heating & Cooling today to schedule your estimate for a whole-house humidifier installation in Cincinnati, Morrow, Lebanon, or any of the surrounding Ohio areas!