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Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Ensuring comfort in the colder season 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 ignored aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The frigid weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, bringing many problems for your family and home. Dry air increases the chances of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these possible issues 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 chilly air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much more often in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a greater risk of cracking and chipping in the dry air.

The best way to increase moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers offer whole-home air moisture and can bring you back control of your home air. It is straightforward and painless to install to your present HVAC system to activitate the circulation and allocation of reliable air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Upholding humidity levels can lower your spending by not having to worry about ruined flooring, furniture or paint.
  • It can decrease the possibility 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 provide plants the utmost chance at survival.

Why settle with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is a simple and effective solution? Keep your home comfy and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu hits. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Plainfield, give the experts at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc a call at 815-410-1231.