Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Cure for Winter Dry Skin, Chapped Lips & Static Shock

Does anyone in your home suffer from dry, itchy skin in the winter? What about chapped lips or even nose bleeds? The problem is the air in your home. It’s too dry. While our furnaces keep us comfortably warm all winter, warmer temperatures chase away moisture. We close all of our windows and doors to stay cozy, but we also keep out any moisture from outside air. The result is dry air which causes a host of problems including:

  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Chapped lips
  • Nose bleeds
  • Static shock
  • Aggravated allergy and asthma symptoms
  • Frequent colds, flu and respiratory ailments
  • Sore throats
  • Dry coughs
  • Cracks and/or loose joints in wooden furniture
  • Gaps in wood flooring

Other signs to look for include limp houseplants, loose wallpaper, cracks in your drywall or plaster walls, your piano sounds flat. It’s amazing how humidity levels can affect your everyday life. 

You can try to fix the humidity yourself by boiling water on the stove, air drying your laundry, setting bowls of water on the heat ducts or purchasing a portable humidifier, but none of these are very practical and all will only affect the individual room you have the moisture in. A better solution is to install a whole-house humidifier on your furnace. It will force moisture to travel through the ducts with the warm air and distribute it to every room of your home. Our service technicians can come to your home and set it all up and you don’t even have to think about it. Give us a call for more information on whole house humidifier installations at (800) 657-2158.