Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Guaranteeing comfort in the wintertime requires more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep cozy, we have to be aware of one of the most forgotten aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The frigid weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, causing many problems for your family and home. Dry air increases the dangers of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical problems can be avoided 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 chilly air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry 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 around our homes have a greater risk of cracking and chipping in the dry air. The best way to add moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers deliver 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 start the circulation and allocation of consistent air. Added benefits with humidifiers Maintaining humidity levels can lower your spending by not having to worry about ruined 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 foster a suitable environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can give plants the best chance at survival. Why deal with the side effects of dry air this winter when proper humidification is a simple and effective answer? Keep your home snug and keep your family a little healthier this winter as the flu hits. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Bossier City, give the pros at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 800-COOLING or schedule an appointment with us online.