Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Guaranteeing comfort in the colder season entails more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep warm, we have to be conscious of one of the most ignored aspects of colder weather: dry air. The freezing weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, instigating many problems for your family and home. Dry air increases the dangers of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these possible problems can be prevented with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures drop, the makeup and formation of the air itself modifies. The cold air has less moisture than summer air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid 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 around our homes have a greater risk of cracking 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 simple and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to start the circulation and distribution of dependable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Sustaining humidity levels can save you money by not having to worry about broken flooring, furniture or paint. It can decrease the chance of getting shocked through static electricity. Utilizing a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can foster a reliable environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can give plants the best chance at survival. Why settle with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective resolution? Keep your home comfy and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu hits. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Erie, give the pros at Patterson & Stirling Inc a call at 814-833-5558 or set something up with us online.