Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Guaranteeing comfort in the colder season 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 forgotten aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The freezing weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, instigating many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air enhances the risk of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical issues can be avoided with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures decrease, 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 arid much more often in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the colder months – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a higher risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air. The greatest way to add 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 easy and painless to install to your present HVAC system to begin the circulation and distribution of consistent air. Added benefits with humidifiers Maintaining humidity levels can lower your spending by not having to worry about broken flooring, furniture or paint. It can reduce the possibility of getting shocked through static electricity. Adding a humidifier can help lessen skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can promote a suitable environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can provide plants the best chance at survival. Why live with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is a simple and effective answer? Keep your home comfy and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Springfield, give the experts at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc a call at 217-210-2662 or schedule an appointment with us online.