Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Ensuring comfort in the wintertime demands more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep warm, we have to be aware of one of the most forgotten aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The frigid weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, causing many complications for your family and home. Dry air adds the chances of everything from illness 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 drop, the composition and formation of the air itself modifies. The chilly air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry much quicker in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a higher risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air. The most efficient way to add moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers deliver whole-home air moisture and can give you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your current HVAC system to start the circulation and allocation of dependable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Maintaining humidity levels can save you money by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint. It can reduce the chance of getting shocked through static electricity. Inserting in a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can create a good environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can provide plants the utmost chance at survival. Why live with the side effects of dry air this winter when proper humidification is an easy and effective resolution? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family a little healthier this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Rocky Mount, give the pros at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 540-483-5605 or arrange a consulation with us online.