Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Making certain of comfort in the colder season requires more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep warm, we have to be aware of one of the most ignored aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The frigid weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, bringing many problems for your family and home. Dry air adds the dangers of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical issues can be counteracted 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 changes. The cold air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry much quicker in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a higher risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air. The most efficient way to increase 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 simple and painless to install to your current HVAC system to start the circulation and distribution of reliable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Sustaining humidity levels can save you money by not having to worry about ruined flooring, furniture or paint. It can reduce the likelihood 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 provide plants the best chance at survival. Why live with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is a simple and effective solution? Keep your home comfy and keep your family a little healthier this winter as the flu hits. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Crystal Lake, give the experts at Jett's Heating & Air Inc. a call at 815-459-4700 or arrange a consulation with us online.