Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Making certain of comfort in the cold winter requires more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep comfortable, we have to be aware of one of the most ignored aspects of colder weather: dry air. The frigid weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, instigating many complications for your family and home. Dry air increases the chances of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical problems 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 structure and formation of the air itself alters. The cold air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much quicker in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and near our homes have a higher risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air. The best way to add 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 simple and painless to install to your present HVAC system to start the circulation and dispersal of reliable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Sustaining humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint. It can lower the chance of getting shocked through static electricity. Utilizing a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can create a reliable environment for indoor plants. Appropriately humidified home air can give plants the utmost chance at survival. Why settle with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective answer? Keep your home comfy and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to include a humidifier to your home in Muskogee, give the experts at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. a call at 918-682-8238 or set something up with us online.