Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Ensuring comfort in the colder season requires more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep cozy, we have to be mindful of one of the most forgotten aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The frigid weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, instigating many problems for your family and home. Dry air enhances the risk of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical problems 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 composition and formation of the air itself modifies. The winter air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much more often in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a larger risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air. The most efficient way to insert moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers offer whole-home air moisture and can bring you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your current HVAC system to begin the circulation and allocation of reliable 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 likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity. Adding a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can promote a good environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can provide plants the best chance at survival. Why live with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective answer? Keep your home snug and keep your family a little healthier this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Ontario, give the pros at Stan's Heating, Inc a call at 541-889-3987 or schedule an appointment with us online.