Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Making certain of comfort in the wintertime entails more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep warm, we have to be aware of one of the most overlooked aspects of colder weather: dry air. The frosty weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, instigating many problems for your family and home. Dry air enhances the chances of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical concerns 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 alters. The cold air has less moisture than summer air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much quicker in the cold weather. 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 cracking 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 straightforward and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to start the circulation and dispersal 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 decrease the chance of getting shocked through static electricity. Utilizing a humidifier can help lessen skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can promote a suitable environment for indoor plants. Appropriately humidified home air can give plants the utmost chance at survival. Why live 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 add a humidifier to your home in Bountiful, give the experts at Craig's Heating & Cooling a call at 801-295-3357 or set something up with us online.