Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Making certain of comfort in the cold winter 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 ignored aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The frosty weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, instigating many problems for your family and home. Dry air adds the risk of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these potential problems can be counteracted with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures drop, the composition 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 dehydrated much easier in the cold weather. 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 greater risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air. The most efficient way to insert moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers deliver whole-home air moisture and can give you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your current 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 damaged 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. Appropriately humidified home air can give plants the greatest chance at survival. Why live with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is an easy and effective solution? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in West Palm Beach, give the professionals at Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 561-656-4255 or set something up with us online.