Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Making certain of comfort in the colder season requires more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep warm, we have to be aware of one of the most forgotten aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The frosty weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, causing many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air enhances the dangers of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical problems 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 makeup and formation of the air itself modifies. The chilly 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 items that dry during the colder months – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a larger risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air. The greatest way to increase 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 simple and painless to install to your present HVAC system to begin the circulation and distribution of dependable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Maintaining humidity levels can save you money 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 promote a good environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can give plants the utmost chance at survival. Why live with the side effects of dry air this winter when proper humidification is a simple and effective answer? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to include a humidifier to your home in the Upper Rio Grande Valley, give the experts at Cytech Heating & Cooling a call at 956-630-3522 or arrange a consulation with us online.