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 ignored aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The frigid weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, instigating many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air adds the chances of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these possible issues can be counteracted with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures drop, the composition and formation of the air itself modifies. The chilly air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much more often in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around 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 provide whole-home air moisture and can bring you back control of your home air. It is straightforward and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to begin the circulation and allocation of consistent air. Added benefits with humidifiers Maintaining humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint. It can reduce the chance of getting shocked through static electricity. Utilizing a humidifier can help ease skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can promote a suitable environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can present plants the best chance at survival. Why deal with the side effects of dry air this winter when proper humidification is a simple and effective solution? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family a little healthier this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Marshalltown, give the pros at B & G HVAC a call at 641-752-3429 or arrange a consulation with us online.