It’s not the heat, it’s the almost nonexistent humidity. Humidity is something that people only look to indicate during the months of heat, but lack of humidity in your home could be negatively altering your indoor air quality and how you feel. As much time as we spend in our home, particularly when it’s cold outside, a whole-home humidifier could significantly enhance your comfort along with your health.
Having the correct humidity levels in your home can help prevent the spread of infection. Air without humidity dries out the mucus membranes within your sinuses, which filter out bacteria. Dry air also increases the frequency of colds and flus in the colder months. In addition, bacteria and viruses have a tougher time drifting in moist air. Keeping your home at optimal humidity could help you continue feeling well throughout the coming season.
Ease Static Electricity
Is your hair standing on end? Have you been upsetting your family and pets? Catching your sweater crackle as you put it on? You may have a humidity dilemma. Moisture in the air permits static charges to ditch objects because water conducts electricity; with no water in the air the charge is stuck where it is, and someone is bound to get shocked.
Whole-home humidifiers allow your home feel warmer during the wintertime. Just like a humid day in the summer might feel warmer than it actually is, humidity in the winter will truly make you feel more heat. Not only will the right humidity level keep you comfortable, it could also help save you money. If you feel warmer you won’t have to increase your thermostat to stay warm.
There are many 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 decrease your spending in the process. We’d love to answer any uncertainties you may have about humidifiers or any other indoor air quality worries. Give us a call at 562-286-6624.