Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Ensuring comfort in the colder season requires more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep comfortable, we have to be mindful of one of the most forgotten aspects of colder weather: dry air. The frigid weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, instigating many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air increases the dangers of everything from sickness 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 structure and formation of the air itself alters. The chilly air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much quicker in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only entities that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and near our homes have a greater risk of cracking and chipping in the dry air. The best way to insert 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 easy and painless to install to your present HVAC system to start the circulation and distribution of dependable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Sustaining humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about ruined 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 best chance at survival. Why settle with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective resolution? Keep your home snug and keep your family a little healthier this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Scottsboro, give the pros at Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. a call at 256-574-1300 or schedule an appointment with us online.