Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Making certain of comfort in the cold winter entails more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep warm, we have to be mindful of one of the most forgotten aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The frosty weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, instigating many problems for your family and home. Dry air increases the chances of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical concerns 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 structure 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 dehydrated much quicker 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 greater risk of cracking and chipping in the dry air. The greatest way to insert moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers offer whole-home air moisture and can bring you back control of your home air. It is straightforward and painless to install to your current HVAC system to begin the circulation and dispersal of consistent 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 possibility of getting shocked through static electricity. Inserting in a humidifier can help ease skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can create a reliable environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can give plants the utmost chance at survival. Why deal with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is an easy and effective answer? Keep your home snug and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu hits. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Wisconsin Rapids, give the pros at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc a call at 715-421-5555 or arrange a consulation with us online.