Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Making certain of comfort in the wintertime demands more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep cozy, we have to be aware of one of the most ignored aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The freezing weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, bringing many problems for your family and home. Dry air adds the risk of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical problems 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 makeup and formation of the air itself alters. The chilly air has less moisture than hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much quicker in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and near our homes have a larger risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air. The best 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 easy and painless to install to your present HVAC system to start the circulation and dispersal of consistent air. Added benefits with humidifiers Sustaining humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about broken flooring, furniture or paint. It can reduce the chance of getting shocked through static electricity. Utilizing a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can create a good environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can present plants the greatest chance at survival. Why deal 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 a little healthier this winter as the flu hits. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Plainfield, give the professionals at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc a call at 815-768-6656 or arrange a consulation with us online.