Dry Air Blues

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Chilly winter weather is on the way in and soon blankets will be out and fires will be blazing in many Wisconsin homes. However, one of the negatives of a cozy Wisconsin winter is the dry air that comes along with it! Dry air can lead to a range of discomforts, from dry skin and irritated eyes to respiratory issues, but thankfully there are a few easy ways to be proactive and prevent these negative effects from sneaking up on you this season! 


Try a Humidifier

One of the most effective ways to combat dry air is by investing in a quality humidifier. Humidifiers are a simple way to add moisture to the air and can be a great option for keeping your bedroom comfortable at night, too! There are various types of humidifiers available, so you’ll be sure to find the perfect one to fit your exact needs this winter. Be sure to clean your humidifier frequently, though! A dirty humidifier can cause further issues for people who have existing respiratory issues or create new problems for people who use their humidifier daily. 


Dry Your Clothes

Did you know that the way that you handle your laundry can have a large impact on the dryness of your home? If you change up your process, this chore can effortlessly add moisture to your home! Instead of using a machine dryer to finish off your laundry, consider air-drying. Hang clothes on a drying rack or a clothesline indoors. As the water evaporates, it adds moisture to the air, helping to maintain a comfortable humidity level. Your energy bill will thank you, too!


Stay Hydrated 

Did you know that staying hydrated is not only crucial for your health but can also have a positive impact on indoor humidity? When your body is well-hydrated, you naturally release moisture into the air through breathing and perspiration. You also are better protected from chapped lips and dry skin! Make sure to drink an adequate amount of water throughout the day to contribute to a more humid indoor environment and keep yourself comfortable all season long.


Combating dry air during winter can be one of the more frustrating tasks you may face this season. However, overcoming the dry air in your home is the best way to create both a healthier and more comfortable space for yourself and your family all winter long. Try some of these tips and you’ll be sure to see a change in your experience this winter!

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