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 comfortable, we have to be conscious of one of the most ignored aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The frigid weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, causing many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air increases the chances of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these potential problems can be counteracted 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 hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much quicker in the chilly season. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a higher risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air. The best way to increase moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers provide whole-home air moisture and can give you back control of your home air. It is simple and painless to install to your current HVAC system to activitate the circulation and dispersal of reliable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Upholding humidity levels can save you money by not having to worry about ruined flooring, furniture or paint. It can decrease the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity. Adding a humidifier can help ease 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 deal 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 healthy this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Carson City, give the professionals at Anderson Heating & A/C a call at 775-882-8154 or arrange a consulation with us online.