Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Ensuring comfort in the colder season 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 forgotten aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The freezing weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, causing many complications for your family and home. Dry air increases the chances of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these potential issues can be avoided with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures lower, the composition and formation of the air itself modifies. The cold air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry much easier in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a larger risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air. The most efficient way to insert moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers deliver whole-home air moisture and can give 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 dependable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Sustaining humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint. It can reduce the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity. Inserting in a humidifier can help lessen skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can promote a reliable environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can give plants the best chance at survival. Why deal with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is a simple and effective solution? Keep your home snug and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu hits. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Corpus Christi, give the experts at McNatt Inc a call at 361-888-4808 or schedule an appointment with us online.