Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Ensuring comfort in the colder season 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 ignored aspects of colder weather: dry air. The frigid 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 illness to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical problems can be avoided 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 modifies. The winter air has less moisture than hot 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 chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a larger risk of breaking 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 grant you back control of your home air. It is simple and painless to install to your current HVAC system to activitate the circulation and allocation of dependable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Upholding humidity levels can lower your spending by not having to worry about ruined flooring, furniture or paint. It can reduce the possibility of getting shocked through static electricity. Adding a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can foster a reliable environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can present plants the utmost chance at survival. Why settle with the side effects of dry air this winter when proper humidification is an easy and effective solution? Keep your home comfy 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 Cedar Rapids, give the experts at Ilten's Incorporated a call at 319-363-0283 or schedule an appointment with us online.