Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Making certain of comfort in the wintertime 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 frosty weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, bringing many complications for your family and home. Dry air increases the risk of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these possible problems 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 makeup and formation of the air itself alters. The winter air has less moisture than hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much quicker in the chilly season. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the colder months – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a larger risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air. The most efficient way to increase moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers deliver whole-home air moisture and can bring you back control of your home air. It is straightforward and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to begin the circulation and dispersal of reliable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Sustaining humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about broken flooring, furniture or paint. It can decrease the possibility of getting shocked through static electricity. Utilizing a humidifier can help lessen skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can foster a reliable environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can provide plants the best chance at survival. Why deal 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 in good health this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Bakersfield, give the pros at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing a call at 661-437-3499 or set something up with us online.