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 comfortable, we have to be mindful of one of the most forgotten aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The frosty weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, bringing many complications for your family and home. Dry air adds the dangers of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these potential issues can be avoided with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures lower, the structure and formation of the air itself alters. The winter air has less moisture than summer air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much quicker in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only entities that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a higher risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air. The greatest way to add 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 simple and painless to install to your current HVAC system to start the circulation and dispersal of consistent air. Added benefits with humidifiers Upholding humidity levels can save you money by not having to worry about broken flooring, furniture or paint. It can lower the chance of getting shocked through static electricity. Adding a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can promote a suitable environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can present plants the best chance at survival. Why settle with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is a simple and effective solution? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu hits. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Pacheco, give the pros at Clean Air HVAC a call at 925-689-7017 or set something up with us online.