Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Guaranteeing comfort in the wintertime 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 freezing weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, causing many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air enhances the risk 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 lower, the makeup and formation of the air itself changes. The cold air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry much more often in the chilly season. Our bodies aren’t the only entities that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and near our homes have a greater risk of cracking and chipping in the dry air. The greatest way to add moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers provide whole-home air moisture and can bring you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to start the circulation and allocation of reliable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Upholding humidity levels can lower your spending by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint. It can lower the chance of getting shocked through static electricity. Inserting in a humidifier can help ease skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can foster a reliable environment for indoor plants. Appropriately humidified home air can present plants the best chance at survival. Why settle 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 in good health this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Plover, give the professionals at Point Heating & Cooling a call at 715-345-1979 or arrange a consulation with us online.