Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Making certain of comfort in the wintertime 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 chilly weather: dry air. The freezing weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, bringing many problems for your family and home. Dry air increases the risk of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical concerns 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 composition and formation of the air itself modifies. The chilly air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry much more often in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the colder months – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a larger risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air. The best way to increase moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers deliver 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 consistent air. Added benefits with humidifiers Maintaining humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about ruined flooring, furniture or paint. It can reduce the possibility 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. Amply humidified home air can give plants the greatest 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 snug and keep your family a little healthier this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Raceland, give the experts at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service a call at 985-537-6795 or set something up with us online.