Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Making certain of 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 mindful of one of the most overlooked aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The freezing weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, causing many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air enhances the risk of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these potential problems can be prevented with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures drop, the makeup and formation of the air itself modifies. The cold air has less moisture than hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry much easier in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and near our homes have a larger risk of cracking and chipping in the dry air. The most efficient way to add 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 simple and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to begin the circulation and distribution of dependable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Maintaining humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about ruined 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 suitable environment for indoor plants. Appropriately humidified home air can provide plants the greatest chance at survival. Why live 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 healthy this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Baltimore, give the professionals at Quality Refrigeration a call at 410-355-6010 or set something up with us online.