Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Guaranteeing 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 aware of one of the most forgotten aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The freezing weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, bringing many complications for your family and home. Dry air adds the dangers of everything from sickness 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 lower, the makeup and formation of the air itself changes. The winter air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much easier in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and near our homes have a higher risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air. The most efficient way to increase moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers provide whole-home air moisture and can grant you back control of your home air. It is straightforward and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to activitate the circulation and distribution of reliable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Upholding humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint. It can lower the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity. Utilizing a humidifier can help lessen skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can foster a suitable environment for indoor plants. Appropriately humidified home air can provide 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 healthy this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Lawrence, give the pros at Scott Temperature a call at 785-843-2244 or arrange a consulation with us online.