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 comfortable, we have to be mindful of one of the most forgotten aspects of colder weather: dry air. The frigid weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, instigating many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air increases the dangers of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical 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 composition and formation of the air itself alters. The cold air has less moisture than hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry much easier in the chilly season. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a larger risk of cracking 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 bring you back control of your home air. It is simple and painless to install to your present HVAC system to begin the circulation and distribution of dependable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Upholding humidity levels can lower your spending by not having to worry about broken flooring, furniture or paint. It can lower the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity. Inserting in a humidifier can help ease skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can foster 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 winter when proper humidification is an easy 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 insert a humidifier to your home in Midlothian, give the professionals at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. a call at 804-379-1155 or arrange a consulation with us online.