Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Making certain of comfort in the cold winter 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 forgotten aspects of colder weather: dry air. The freezing weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, bringing many complications for your family and home. Dry air adds the dangers of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these possible issues can be avoided with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures drop, the structure and formation of the air itself modifies. The winter air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much quicker in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a greater risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air. The greatest way to increase moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers offer whole-home air moisture and can grant you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your present HVAC system to activitate the circulation and allocation of consistent air. Added benefits with humidifiers Upholding humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about ruined flooring, furniture or paint. It can decrease the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity. Inserting in a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can foster a suitable 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 simple and effective answer? Keep your home comfy and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Mobile, give the experts at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc a call at 251-471-2674 or arrange a consulation with us online.