Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Ensuring comfort in the wintertime entails more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep cozy, we have to be aware of one of the most ignored aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The frigid weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, bringing many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air increases the chances of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these potential problems can be prevented 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 modifies. The cold air has less moisture than summer air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much more often in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a greater risk of cracking and chipping in the dry air. The most efficient way to insert moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers deliver whole-home air moisture and can grant you back control of your home air. It is straightforward 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 save you money by not having to worry about broken flooring, furniture or paint. It can lower the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity. Utilizing a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can foster a reliable environment for indoor plants. Appropriately humidified home air can provide plants the utmost chance at survival. Why live with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is a simple and effective resolution? Keep your home snug and keep your family a little healthier this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to include a humidifier to your home in Madera, give the experts at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. a call at 559-675-1681 or schedule an appointment with us online.