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 aware of one of the most forgotten aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The frosty weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, instigating many problems for your family and home. Dry air adds the chances of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical issues can be prevented with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures lower, the composition and formation of the air itself modifies. The cold air has less moisture than summer air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much easier in the chilly season. Our bodies aren’t the only entities that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and near our homes have a higher risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air. The most efficient way to insert moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers provide whole-home air moisture and can grant you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your current HVAC system to start the circulation and distribution of dependable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Sustaining 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. Adding a humidifier can help ease skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can create a good environment for indoor plants. Appropriately humidified home air can provide plants the greatest chance at survival. Why live with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is a simple and effective solution? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Charlottesville, give the professionals at Beck Cohen a call at 434-296-0129 or schedule an appointment with us online.