Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Making certain of 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 ignored aspects of colder weather: dry air. The freezing weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, causing many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air increases the chances of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these potential problems can be prevented 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 alters. The cold 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 things that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a greater risk of cracking and chipping in the dry air. The most efficient way to insert moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers offer whole-home air moisture and can grant you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to begin the circulation and distribution of consistent air. Added benefits with humidifiers Maintaining humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about broken flooring, furniture or paint. It can decrease the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity. Utilizing a humidifier can help ease skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can create a good environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can present plants the best chance at survival. Why deal 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 healthy this winter as the flu hits. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio, give the pros at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. a call at 419-592-4756 or set something up with us online.