Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Guaranteeing comfort in the wintertime entails more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep cozy, we have to be aware of one of the most overlooked aspects of colder weather: dry air. The frosty weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, bringing many complications for your family and home. Dry air enhances the risk of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these potential issues can be counteracted with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures decrease, the makeup 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 dehydrated much quicker in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the colder months – wood floors, furniture and paint in and near our homes have a larger risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air. The best way to insert 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 easy and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to activitate the circulation and allocation of dependable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Upholding 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. Inserting in a humidifier can help ease skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can promote a good environment for indoor plants. Appropriately humidified home air can present plants the best chance at survival. Why settle with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is an easy and effective resolution? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Lexington, give the professionals at James Heating & A/C, Inc a call at 336-853-6070 or set something up with us online.