Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Ensuring comfort in the wintertime requires more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep comfortable, we have to be conscious of one of the most overlooked aspects of colder weather: dry air. The frigid weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, bringing many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air enhances the dangers of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these potential 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 structure and formation of the air itself modifies. The cold air has less moisture than summer air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much quicker in the chilly season. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a larger risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air. The greatest way to add 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 straightforward and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to start the circulation and allocation of consistent air. Added benefits with humidifiers Sustaining humidity levels can save you money by not having to worry about ruined flooring, furniture or paint. It can decrease the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity. Inserting in a humidifier can help lessen skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can create a reliable environment for indoor plants. Appropriately humidified home air can give plants the utmost chance at survival. Why deal with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective solution? Keep your home comfy and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Colorado Springs, give the experts at Mitchell Heating a call at 719-596-6677 or arrange a consulation with us online.