It’s not the heat, it’s the almost nonexistent humidity. Humidity is something that people only appear to indicate during the warmer seasons, but lack of humidity in your home could be harmfully altering your indoor air quality and your ease. As much time as we spend in our home, especially when it’s cold outside, a whole-home humidifier could greatly upgrade your comfort and also your health.
Having the proper humidity levels in your home can help stop the spread of infection. Air lacking in humidity dries out the mucus membranes within your sinuses, which filter out bacteria. Dry air also increases the likelihood of colds and flus in the winter season. Also, bacteria and viruses have a more difficult time traveling in moist air. Setting 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? Listening to your sweater crackle as you put it on? You may have a humidity problem. Moisture in the air permits static charges to ditch items 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 feels warmer than it actually is, humidity in the winter will truly make you feel warmer. Not only will the appropriate humidity level keep you comfortable, it could also help save you money. If you feel comfortable you won’t have to increase your thermostat to stay comfortable.
There are several 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 help save you money in the process. We’d love to answer any uncertainties you may have about humidifiers or any other indoor air quality concerns. Give us a call at 410-228-4822.