Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Guaranteeing comfort in the colder season 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 forgotten aspects of colder weather: dry air. The freezing weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, causing many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air enhances the dangers of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these possible issues can be counteracted with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures lower, 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 dry much quicker in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only entities that dry during the colder months – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a greater risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air. The greatest way to add 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 start the circulation and distribution of reliable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Upholding 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 lessen skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can promote a reliable environment for indoor plants. Appropriately humidified home air can give plants the utmost chance at survival. Why live with the side effects of dry air this winter when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective solution? Keep your home snug and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Portland Metro, give the professionals at Central Air Inc a call at 503-656-1908 or set something up with us online.