Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Ensuring comfort in the colder season requires more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep comfortable, we have to be conscious of one of the most ignored aspects of colder weather: dry air. The frosty weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, bringing many problems for your family and home. Dry air adds the chances of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these potential concerns can be counteracted with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures decrease, the structure and formation of the air itself alters. The cold air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much easier in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the colder months – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a larger risk of cracking and chipping in the dry air. The greatest way to increase moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers provide whole-home air moisture and can give you back control of your home air. It is simple and painless to install to your current HVAC system to activitate the circulation and dispersal of reliable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Upholding humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint. It can lower the possibility of getting shocked through static electricity. Utilizing a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can promote a suitable environment for indoor plants. Appropriately humidified home air can present plants the greatest chance at survival. Why deal with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is an easy and effective solution? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu hits. Learn more about how to include a humidifier to your home in Santee, give the professionals at Aireforce Heating & Air Inc a call at 619-448-2470 or arrange a consulation with us online.