Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Ensuring comfort in the cold winter entails more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep warm, we have to be mindful of one of the most forgotten aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The frigid weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, bringing many complications for your family and home. Dry air enhances the chances of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical concerns can be prevented with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures decrease, the makeup and formation of the air itself modifies. The chilly air has less moisture than hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much quicker in the chilly season. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the colder months – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a larger risk of breaking 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 easy and painless to install to your present HVAC system to activitate the circulation and distribution of reliable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Maintaining 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. Inserting in a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can promote a reliable environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can present plants the greatest chance at survival. Why deal with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is an easy and effective solution? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family a little healthier this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Bloomington, give the pros at All Seasons Heating & A/C Co a call at 812-332-9100 or schedule an appointment with us online.