Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Ensuring comfort in the cold winter demands 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 ignored aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The frosty weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, instigating many problems for your family and home. Dry air enhances the chances of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these possible 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 alters. The chilly air has less moisture than summer air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much more often in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and near our homes have a larger risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air. The greatest way to add moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers deliver whole-home air moisture and can grant you back control of your home air. It is straightforward and painless to install to your current HVAC system to start the circulation and dispersal of consistent 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 likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity. Inserting in a humidifier can help lessen skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can promote a suitable environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can give plants the greatest chance at survival. Why deal with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective resolution? Keep your home comfy 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 South Beloit and Belvidere, give the professionals at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. a call at 877-389-2465 or set something up with us online.