Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Ensuring comfort in the colder season requires more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep cozy, we have to be mindful of one of the most ignored aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The freezing weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, instigating many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air adds the chances of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical concerns can be counteracted 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 cold air has less moisture than hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry much easier in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a greater risk of cracking and chipping in the dry air. The most efficient 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 consistent air. Added benefits with humidifiers Maintaining humidity levels can save you money by not having to worry about ruined flooring, furniture or paint. It can reduce the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity. Utilizing a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can promote a suitable environment for indoor plants. Appropriately humidified home air can give plants the best chance at survival. Why deal with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is a simple and effective solution? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family a little healthier this winter as the flu hits. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Upland, give the experts at Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 909-982-5698 or schedule an appointment with us online.