It’s not the heat, it’s the almost nonexistent humidity. Humidity is something that people only appear to talk about during the months of heat, but lack of humidity in your home could be destructively affecting your indoor air quality and your comfort. As much time as we devote in our home, specifically when it’s in the colder months, a whole-home humidifier could greatly enhance your comfort and your health.
Having the appropriate humidity levels in your home can help halt the spread of infection. Air lacking in humidity dries out the mucus membranes in your sinuses, which clean out bacteria. Dry air also adds to the prevalence of colds and flus in the winter time. Also, bacteria and viruses have a harder time traveling in moist air. Maintaining your home at optimal humidity could help you keep on feeling well all through the coming season.
Ease Static Electricity
Is your hair standing on end? Have you been shocking your family and pets? Catching your sweater crunch as you put it on? You may have a humidity problem. Moisture in the air allows static charges to ditch items because water conducts electricity; with no water in the air the charge can’t go anywhere, and someone is going to get shocked.
Whole-home humidifiers allow your home feel hotter during the winter months. Just like a humid day in the summer might feel warmer than it actually is, humidity in the winter will in fact make you feel cozier. Not only will the appropriate humidity level keep you at ease, it could also decrease your spending. If you feel cozy you won’t have to increase your thermostat to stay warm.
There are several more benefits to keeping your home appropriately humidified. Our whole-home humidity products will increase both your indoor air quality and your comfort. They could also help save you money in the process. We’d love to help you with any questions you may have about humidifiers or any other indoor air quality apprehensions. Give us a call at 724-401-1843.