Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Guaranteeing 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 cooler weather: dry air. The frigid weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, instigating many complications for your family and home. Dry air adds the risk of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these possible issues can be avoided 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 hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much easier in the chilly season. 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 higher risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air. The most efficient way to add 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 present HVAC system to activitate the circulation and dispersal of consistent air. Added benefits with humidifiers Sustaining humidity levels can lower your spending by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint. It can reduce the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity. Inserting in 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 season when proper humidification is an easy and effective answer? Keep your home snug and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to include a humidifier to your home in Safford, give the professionals at B&D Air Conditioning a call at 928-432-6018 or set something up with us online.