Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Guaranteeing comfort in the cold winter requires 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 overlooked aspects of colder weather: dry air. The frosty weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, instigating many problems for your family and home. Dry air increases the dangers of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these possible concerns can be counteracted with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures decrease, the makeup and formation of the air itself modifies. The chilly air has less moisture than hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry much more often in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only entities that dry during the colder months – wood floors, furniture and paint in and near our homes have a higher risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air. The most efficient way to increase moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers offer whole-home air moisture and can grant you back control of your home air. It is straightforward and painless to install to your current HVAC system to begin the circulation and dispersal 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 decrease the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity. Inserting in a humidifier can help lessen skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can foster a reliable environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can present plants the greatest chance at survival. Why settle with the side effects of dry air this winter when proper humidification is a simple and effective resolution? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Indian River County, give the pros at Custom Air Systems Inc a call at 772-571-1080 or set something up with us online.