Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Making certain of comfort in the colder season entails more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep comfortable, we have to be aware of one of the most ignored aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The frosty weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, instigating many problems for your family and home. Dry air enhances the chances of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these possible concerns can be counteracted with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures decrease, the composition 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 easier in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only entities that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about 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 offer whole-home air moisture and can bring you back control of your home air. It is straightforward and painless to install to your current HVAC system to start the circulation and allocation of consistent air. Added benefits with humidifiers Sustaining humidity levels can lower your spending by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint. It can lower the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity. Utilizing a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can foster a good environment for indoor plants. Appropriately humidified home air can present plants the best chance at survival. Why deal with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective answer? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Carlsbad, give the pros at Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services a call at 575-887-7777 or schedule an appointment with us online.