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 comfortable, we have to be conscious of one of the most ignored aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The frosty weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, causing many problems for your family and home. Dry air adds the risk of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical concerns 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 alters. The winter air has less moisture than summer air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much easier in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a greater risk of cracking and chipping in the dry air. The best 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 activitate the circulation and distribution of dependable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Maintaining humidity levels can save you money by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint. It can lower the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity. Inserting in a humidifier can help ease skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can foster a reliable environment for indoor plants. Appropriately humidified home air can give plants the utmost chance at survival. Why live with the side effects of dry air this winter when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective solution? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Rapid City, give the pros at Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc a call at 605-342-5107 or arrange a consulation with us online.