Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Guaranteeing comfort in the colder season requires more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep warm, we have to be mindful of one of the most ignored aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The freezing weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, bringing many problems for your family and home. Dry air adds the dangers of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these possible concerns 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 alters. The cold air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much more often in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a greater risk of cracking and chipping in the dry air. The greatest way to insert 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 simple and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to start the circulation and dispersal of reliable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Sustaining humidity levels can save you money by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint. It can reduce the chance of getting shocked through static electricity. Adding a humidifier can help ease skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can foster a reliable environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can give plants the greatest chance at survival. Why settle with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective answer? Keep your home snug and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Carpentersville, give the professionals at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc a call at 224-699-9229 or set something up with us online.