Make your home even more cozy this winter with proper humidification

January 03, 2017

It’s not the heat, it’s the absence of humidity. Humidity is something that people only appear to mention during the warmer seasons, but lack of humidity in your home could be negatively influencing your indoor air quality and your ease. As much time as we devote in our home, specifically when it’s wintertime, a whole-home humidifier could really improve your comfort along with your health.

Staying Healthy
Having the correct humidity levels in your home can help stop the spread of infection. Air lacking in humidity dries out the mucus membranes in your sinuses, which filter out bacteria. Dry air also increases the likelihood of colds and flus in the colder months. In addition, bacteria and viruses have a tougher time moving in moist air. Maintaining your home at optimal 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 shocking your family and pets? Hearing your sweater pop as you put it on? You may have a humidity problem. Moisture in the air permits static charges to depart objects because water conducts electricity; with no water in the air the charge has nowhere to go, and someone is bound to get shocked.

Increased Comfort
Whole-home humidifiers let your home feel warmer during the winter months. Just like a humid day in the summer seems 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 lower your monthly bills. If you feel comfortable you won’t have to increase your thermostat to stay comfortable.

There are many more advantages to keeping your home adequately 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 answer any questions you may have about humidifiers or any other indoor air quality worries. Give us a call at 319-208-3295.