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 warm, we have to be conscious of one of the most overlooked aspects of colder weather: dry air. The frigid weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, causing many complications for your family and home. Dry air enhances the chances 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 composition 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 quicker in the winter. 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 cracking and chipping in the dry air. The most efficient way to insert 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 dependable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Upholding humidity levels can lower your spending by not having to worry about ruined flooring, furniture or paint. It can decrease the possibility of getting shocked through static electricity. Utilizing a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can promote a good 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 solution? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Wyandotte, give the experts at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 734-284-1224 or set something up with us online.