Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Making certain of comfort in the wintertime 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 colder weather: dry air. The freezing weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, causing many problems for your family and home. Dry air increases the risk of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these potential problems 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 makeup and formation of the air itself modifies. The cold air has less moisture than hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry much quicker in the chilly season. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and near our homes have a greater 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 give you back control of your home air. It is simple and painless to install to your current HVAC system to activitate the circulation and distribution of reliable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Upholding humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint. It can reduce the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity. Inserting in a humidifier can help ease skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can promote a suitable environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can provide plants the utmost chance at survival. Why settle with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective answer? Keep your home snug 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 Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area, give the pros at Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling a call at 816-286-7258 or arrange a consulation with us online.