Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Ensuring comfort in the colder season demands 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 ignored aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The freezing weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, bringing many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air increases the dangers of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these potential issues can be prevented with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures decrease, the makeup and formation of the air itself changes. The cold air has less moisture than summer 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 items that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a higher risk of cracking and chipping in the dry air. The most efficient way to add moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers provide whole-home air moisture and can grant you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your present HVAC system to begin the circulation and distribution of reliable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Sustaining humidity levels can save you money by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint. It can decrease the chance of getting shocked through static electricity. Inserting in a humidifier can help lessen skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can create a good environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can provide plants the utmost chance at survival. Why live with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is a simple and effective resolution? Keep your home comfy and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu hits. Learn more about how to include a humidifier to your home in Excelsior Springs, give the professionals at Colvin's Inc a call at 816-630-2702 or set something up with us online.