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Do you have hard word flooring? Do you want them to last and look good for many years to come? During the winter months, the air inside your home becomes dry and damaging–here is what you need to know about how to protect your wood floors.

Our homes are our castles and many of us invest time and money into making them look stylish and comfortable. Wood flooring happens to be one of the most sought out surfaces for many home upgrades. Wood floors and other natural wood furnishing are a great way to bring in the natural and rustic elements from our outside into our home.

But…what happens to these fine wood elements we bring into our homes–like our fireplace mantels, wood floors, wood furniture, and wood trim– during the winter months in Northern Virginia?

As we crank up the heat in the winter to keep our homes warm and cozy, we make the air very dry inside our homes. Over time the dry air creates damage to the wood furnishings. As time passes, you start to notice your wood floors and furnishings have some cracks and start to peel. The cracks and peeling you see in the wood are caused by the effects of dry air in the home. Dry air is a common problem in our Northern Virginia homes during the winter months. Many homeowners don’t realize there is a solution to fixing the dry air in their homes, or they don’t realize that damage has been done until it’s too late. Here are some additional signs you may experience that will indicate you have a problem with dry air:

  • Static electricity shocks
  • Dry painful and itchy skin
  • Sinus pain
  • Wood floor and furnishing cracking

So, if you want to protect your wood floors, you may want to take a look at installing a whole-home humidifier by Aprilaire. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of dry air, your best bet is to talk with your heating and cooling professional about installing a type of Aprilaire whole-home humidifier–there are steam humidifiers Virginia Aprilaire dealer ME Flowtoo. Aprilaire humidifiers are made in the USA and have been the trusted whole home humidifier choice by M.E. Flow. By having your heating and cooling professional install a whole home humidifier you will protect your beautiful wood floors and furnishings. In return you will be able to enjoy the beauty of your wood floors and furnishing for many years!

Ready to install a whole home humidifier? Contact M.E. Flow today and a professional indoor air quality (IAQ) specialist will help you. M.E. Flow has been fixing the problem dry air poses by installing humidifiers in the home’s Northern Virginia. With office locations in Leesburg, Alexandria, and Winchester, M.E. Flow is just a 15 minute drive to Ashburn, 20 minutes from Annandale, and 14 minutes from Stephens City, VA.

Call heating, air conditioning, and plumbing contractor M.E. Flow today and meet with one of our heating and cooling professionals for a quote on installing and servicing your humidifier or replacing your home’s furnace. M.E. Flow, Inc. is now serving West Virginia, too, with complete heating, cooling and plumbing services.