Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Making certain of comfort in the colder season entails more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep warm, we have to be conscious of one of the most forgotten aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The freezing weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, causing many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air enhances the risk of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these possible issues can be avoided with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures decrease, the composition and formation of the air itself alters. The cold air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much more often in the chilly season. 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 most efficient way to add moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers provide whole-home air moisture and can bring you back control of your home air. It is simple and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to begin the circulation and distribution of dependable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Upholding humidity levels can lower your spending by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint. It can decrease the chance of getting shocked through static electricity. Adding a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can foster a good environment for indoor plants. Appropriately humidified home air can give plants the best chance at survival. Why settle with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective answer? Keep your home comfortable 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 the Main Line, give the experts at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 610-626-2540 or arrange a consulation with us online.