Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Making certain of comfort in the wintertime demands more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep warm, we have to be mindful of one of the most overlooked aspects of colder weather: dry air. The freezing weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, causing many problems for your family and home. Dry air adds the chances of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these potential problems 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 composition and formation of the air itself alters. 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 items that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a larger risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air. The most efficient way to insert moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers offer whole-home air moisture and can grant you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to start the circulation and dispersal of consistent air. Added benefits with humidifiers Sustaining humidity levels can save you money by not having to worry about ruined flooring, furniture or paint. It can decrease the chance of getting shocked through static electricity. Adding a humidifier can help ease skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can foster a suitable environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can give plants the greatest chance at survival. Why settle with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is a simple and effective answer? Keep your home snug and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to include a humidifier to your home in Florissant, give the professionals at B & B Heating & Cooling a call at 314-838-9800 or arrange a consulation with us online.