Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Making certain of comfort in the wintertime demands more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep cozy, we have to be mindful of one of the most ignored aspects of colder weather: dry air. The freezing weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, bringing many complications for your family and home. Dry air enhances the risk of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these possible issues can be prevented 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 cold air has less moisture than summer air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much more often in the winter. 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 greater risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air. The most efficient way to insert moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers provide whole-home air moisture and can grant you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your current 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 ruined flooring, furniture or paint. It can decrease the chance of getting shocked through static electricity. Utilizing a humidifier can help lessen skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can foster a good environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can present plants the utmost chance at survival. Why deal with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective answer? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Williamsport, give the experts at Lycoming Heating Company a call at 570-326-4450 or arrange a consulation with us online.