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 comfortable, we have to be mindful of one of the most forgotten aspects of colder weather: dry air. The frosty weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, instigating many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air enhances the chances of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these possible 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 structure and formation of the air itself changes. The chilly air has less moisture than summer air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much quicker in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the colder months – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a higher risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air. The best 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 simple and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to begin the circulation and distribution of reliable air. Added benefits with humidifiers Upholding 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. Utilizing a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can foster a suitable environment for indoor plants. Appropriately humidified home air can provide plants the utmost chance at survival. Why live with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective answer? Keep your home comfy and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Tuscaloosa, give the professionals at KDM Service Corporation a call at 205-758-2703 or set something up with us online.