Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Making certain of comfort in the wintertime demands 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 overlooked aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The frigid weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, instigating many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air adds the chances of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these potential concerns can be prevented with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures decrease, the makeup 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 easier in the chilly season. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a greater risk of cracking and chipping in the dry air. The greatest way to increase moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers offer whole-home air moisture and can give you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your present HVAC system to start the circulation and dispersal of reliable 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. Inserting in a humidifier can help lessen skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can foster a reliable environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can present plants the utmost chance at survival. Why settle 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 in good health this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in West Columbia, give the pros at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. a call at 803-796-9172 or arrange a consulation with us online.