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 comfortable, we have to be conscious of one of the most overlooked aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The freezing weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, bringing many problems for your family and home. Dry air enhances the risk of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical issues can be counteracted with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures drop, the makeup and formation of the air itself changes. The winter air has less moisture than summer air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry much more often in the chilly season. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a greater risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air. The best way to insert 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 simple and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to begin the circulation and distribution of consistent air. Added benefits with humidifiers Upholding humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about broken flooring, furniture or paint. It can decrease the chance of getting shocked through static electricity. Inserting in a humidifier can help lessen skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can create a reliable environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can give plants the best chance at survival. Why deal with the side effects of dry air this winter when proper humidification is a simple and effective solution? Keep your home comfy 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 Macon, give the experts at Air Temperature Control a call at 478-784-1109 or schedule an appointment with us online.