It’s not the heat, it’s the lack of humidity. Humidity is something that people only seem to talk about during the warmer seasons, but lack of humidity in your home could be negatively altering your indoor air quality and your ease. As much time as we devote in our home, particularly when it’s in the colder months, a whole-home humidifier could really improve your comfort and your health.
Having the correct humidity levels in your home can help halt the spread of infection. Air lacking in humidity dries out the mucus membranes within your sinuses, which clean out bacteria. Dry air also intensifies the prevalence of colds and flus in the winter season. Furthermore, bacteria and viruses have a more difficult time moving in moist air. Maintaining your home at ideal humidity could help you continue feeling well during 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 lets static charges to leave objects 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 actually make you feel more heat. Not only will the appropriate humidity level keep you at ease, it could also help save you money. If you feel warmer you won’t have to crank up your thermostat to stay warm.
There are several more perks to keeping your home appropriately humidified. Our whole-home humidity products will improve both your indoor air quality and your comfort. They could also lower your monthly bills in the process. We’d love to respond to any inquires you may have about humidifiers or any other indoor air quality concerns. Give us a call at 239-241-5318.