Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Guaranteeing comfort in the wintertime requires more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep comfortable, we have to be aware of one of the most ignored aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The frosty weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, bringing many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air increases the risk of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these possible problems can be counteracted with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures lower, the composition and formation of the air itself modifies. The chilly air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry much quicker in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the colder months – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a higher risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air. The best way to insert moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers provide whole-home air moisture and can bring you back control of your home air. It is straightforward and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to start the circulation and distribution of reliable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Upholding humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about broken flooring, furniture or paint. It can lower the possibility of getting shocked through static electricity. Inserting in a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can create a suitable environment for indoor plants. Appropriately humidified home air can give plants the best chance at survival. Why settle with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is an easy and effective resolution? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu hits. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Dresden, give the experts at McFadden Heating & Cooling a call at 1-866-781-0111 or set something up with us online.