Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Ensuring comfort in the colder season requires more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep comfortable, we have to be aware of one of the most overlooked aspects of colder weather: dry air. The frigid weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, instigating many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air enhances the chances of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these possible concerns 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 alters. 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 entities that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a larger risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air. The greatest way to add moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers provide whole-home air moisture and can give you back control of your home air. It is straightforward and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to activitate the circulation and dispersal of dependable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Upholding humidity levels can save you money by not having to worry about broken 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 foster a reliable environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can present 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 solution? Keep your home comfy and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to include a humidifier to your home in Chadron, give the professionals at MPC Heating & Cooling a call at 308-432-5301 or set something up with us online.