Humidification in the Winter02/23/2015 Guaranteeing comfort in the cold winter 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 ignored aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The frigid weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, causing many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air enhances the dangers of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these possible issues can be counteracted with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it? When temperatures decrease, the makeup and formation of the air itself changes. The chilly air has less moisture than hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much easier in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only entities that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a greater risk of cracking and chipping in the dry air. The greatest 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 simple and painless to install to your current HVAC system to begin the circulation and allocation of consistent air. Added benefits with humidifiers Maintaining 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. Inserting in a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin. Humidifiers can create a good environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can give plants the greatest chance at survival. Why deal with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is a simple and effective resolution? Keep your home snug and keep your family a little healthier this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Beaverton, give the experts at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. a call at 503-848-3838 or arrange a consulation with us online.