It’s not the heat, it’s the absence of humidity. Humidity is something that people only seem to mention during the warmer seasons, but lack of humidity in your home could be harmfully affecting your indoor air quality and your comfort. As much time as we fill in our home, specifically when it’s wintertime, a whole-home humidifier could really upgrade your comfort and also your health.
Having the proper humidity levels in your home can help halt the spread of infection. Air lacking in humidity dries out the mucus membranes inside your sinuses, which filter out bacteria. Dry air also increases the prevalence of colds and flus in the winter time. In addition, bacteria and viruses have a harder time traveling in moist air. Maintaining your home at ideal humidity could help you carry on feeling well all through the coming season.
Ease Static Electricity
Is your hair standing on end? Have you been upsetting your family and pets? Listening to your sweater crackle as you put it on? You may have a humidity dilemma. Moisture in the air allows static charges to leave things in the room because water conducts electricity; with no water in the air the charge is stuck where it is, and someone is sure 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 more heat. Not only will the correct humidity level keep you comfortable, it could also help save you money. If you feel warmer you won’t have to hike up your thermostat to stay warm.
There are numerous 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 lower your monthly bills in the process. We’d love to help you with any uncertainties you may have about humidifiers or any other indoor air quality worries. Give us a call at 256-801-4701.