Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Ensuring comfort in the cold winter 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 forgotten aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The frigid weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, causing many complications for your family and home. Dry air adds the risk of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these possible problems can be avoided with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures lower, the makeup and formation of the air itself modifies. The winter air has less moisture than summer air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much easier in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a larger risk of cracking and chipping in the dry air. The best way to increase moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers deliver whole-home air moisture and can grant you back control of your home air. It is straightforward and painless to install to your present HVAC system to activitate the circulation and distribution of consistent air. Added benefits with humidifiers Sustaining humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint. It can reduce the possibility of getting shocked through static electricity. Adding a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can foster a suitable environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can give plants the utmost chance at survival. Why deal with the side effects of dry air this winter when proper humidification is an easy and effective answer? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family a little healthier this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to include a humidifier to your home in Longview, give the pros at Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 903-758-0701 or schedule an appointment with us online.