Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Guaranteeing comfort in the cold winter demands more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep comfortable, we have to be aware of one of the most overlooked aspects of chilly 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 chances of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these possible issues can be counteracted 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 cold air has less moisture than summer air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry much easier 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 larger risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air. The best way to increase moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers provide whole-home air moisture and can bring you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to start the circulation and allocation of reliable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Upholding humidity levels can save you money by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint. It can decrease the chance of getting shocked through static electricity. Inserting in a humidifier can help ease skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can foster a good environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can provide plants the utmost chance at survival. Why live with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is an easy and effective answer? Keep your home snug and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to include a humidifier to your home in Bishop, give the experts at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 760-784-9034 or arrange a consulation with us online.