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 sucks all the humidity out of the air, causing many complications for your family and home. Dry air increases the risk of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical issues can be prevented with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures lower, the makeup and formation of the air itself changes. The chilly air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry much more often in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a higher risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air. The most efficient 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 simple and painless to install to your present HVAC system to start the circulation and distribution of consistent air. Added benefits with humidifiers Sustaining humidity levels can save you money 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 ease skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can create a good environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can give plants the best chance at survival. Why settle with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective answer? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Pinellas County, give the pros at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc a call at 727-398-5515 or set something up with us online.