Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Ensuring comfort in the wintertime entails more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep cozy, we have to be mindful of one of the most ignored aspects of colder weather: dry air. The frigid weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, causing many problems for your family and home. Dry air adds the dangers of everything from sickness 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 structure and formation of the air itself changes. The cold air has less moisture than summer air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry much easier in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only entities that dry during the chilly season – 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 increase moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers offer whole-home air moisture and can give you back control of your home air. It is simple and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to start the circulation and distribution of consistent 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 likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity. Adding a humidifier can help lessen skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can promote a good environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can present plants the greatest chance at survival. Why settle with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is an easy and effective solution? Keep your home comfy and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu hits. Learn more about how to include a humidifier to your home in Rock Hill, give the professionals at US Air Heating and Cooling a call at 803-980-4328 or schedule an appointment with us online.