Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Ensuring comfort in the cold winter demands more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep warm, we have to be conscious of one of the most overlooked aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The freezing weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, bringing many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air increases the dangers of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical issues can be prevented with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures drop, the structure and formation of the air itself modifies. The winter air has less moisture than hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated 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 around our homes have a larger risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air. The greatest way to insert 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 easy and painless to install to your present HVAC system to start the circulation and allocation of dependable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Upholding humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about broken flooring, furniture or paint. It can lower the chance of getting shocked through static electricity. Adding a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can foster a good environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can provide plants the greatest chance at survival. Why deal with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is an easy and effective answer? Keep your home snug and keep your family a little healthier this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Utica, give the professionals at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. a call at 586-731-0950 or arrange a consulation with us online.