Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Ensuring comfort in the cold winter requires 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 ignored aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The frigid weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, instigating many problems for your family and home. Dry air increases the risk of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these possible concerns can be prevented with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures decrease, the structure and formation of the air itself modifies. The winter air has less moisture than hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry much more often in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and near our homes have a larger risk of cracking and chipping in the dry air. The best way to insert 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 straightforward and painless to install to your present HVAC system to activitate the circulation and dispersal of dependable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Sustaining humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint. It can decrease the possibility of getting shocked through static electricity. Adding a humidifier can help ease skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can promote a good environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can present plants the greatest chance at survival. Why settle with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is a simple and effective resolution? Keep your home snug and keep your family a little healthier this winter as the flu hits. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Manassas Park, give the professionals at Woody's Sudden Service Inc a call at 703-369-5528 or set something up with us online.