Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Ensuring comfort in the wintertime entails 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 forgotten aspects of colder weather: dry air. The freezing weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, instigating many problems for your family and home. Dry air enhances the chances of everything from sickness 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 decrease, the composition and formation of the air itself modifies. The chilly 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 entities that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a higher risk of cracking 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 give you back control of your home air. It is simple and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to activitate the circulation and dispersal of consistent air. Added benefits with humidifiers Maintaining humidity levels can lower your spending 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 ease skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can create a suitable environment for indoor plants. Properly 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 resolution? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu hits. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in East Peoria, give the professionals at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC a call at 309-437-2703 or arrange a consulation with us online.