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 conscious of one of the most ignored 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 increases the dangers of everything from illness 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 changes. The winter air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much more often in the chilly season. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a larger risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air. The most efficient way to increase moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers provide whole-home air moisture and can bring you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to begin the circulation and allocation of dependable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Maintaining humidity levels can save you money by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint. It can lower the chance of getting shocked through static electricity. Utilizing a humidifier can help lessen skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can foster a suitable environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can present plants the greatest chance at survival. Why deal with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is a simple and effective answer? Keep your home snug and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in West Palm Beach, give the professionals at Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc a call at 561-515-5527 or arrange a consulation with us online.