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 warm, we have to be aware of one of the most forgotten aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The freezing weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, causing many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air enhances the risk of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these potential concerns 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 winter air has less moisture than summer air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry much more often in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the colder months – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a higher risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air. The greatest 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 straightforward and painless to install to your present 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 damaged flooring, furniture or paint. It can decrease the possibility of getting shocked through static electricity. Adding a humidifier can help lessen skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can create a suitable environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can provide plants the greatest chance at survival. Why settle 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 a little healthier this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to include a humidifier to your home in Chicago, give the pros at iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 773-704-0640 or set something up with us online.