Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Guaranteeing comfort in the wintertime requires more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep cozy, we have to be conscious of one of the most forgotten aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The frigid weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, instigating many complications for your family and home. Dry air adds the dangers of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical problems can be avoided 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 arid much easier in the chilly season. Our bodies aren’t the only entities that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a higher 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 give you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to begin the circulation and dispersal of dependable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Maintaining humidity levels can lower your spending by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint. It can decrease the chance of getting shocked through static electricity. Adding a humidifier can help lessen 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 winter when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective resolution? Keep your home comfy and keep your family a little healthier this winter as the flu hits. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Colfax, give the experts at Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 509-397-3622 or schedule an appointment with us online.