Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Ensuring comfort in the wintertime entails more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep warm, we have to be mindful of one of the most overlooked aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The frigid weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, bringing many problems for your family and home. Dry air adds the chances of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these potential concerns can be prevented with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures decrease, the structure and formation of the air itself alters. The chilly air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much easier in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and near our homes have a larger risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air. The greatest way to increase moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers provide whole-home air moisture and can grant you back control of your home air. It is straightforward and painless to install to your present HVAC system to activitate the circulation and allocation of dependable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Maintaining humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about broken flooring, furniture or paint. It can reduce the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity. Adding a humidifier can help ease skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can foster a suitable environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can give plants the best chance at survival. Why settle with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective resolution? Keep your home snug and keep your family a little healthier this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to include a humidifier to your home in Olathe, give the experts at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 913-432-3342 or arrange a consulation with us online.