It’s not the heat, it’s the almost nonexistent humidity. Humidity is something that people only appear to talk about during the summer, but lack of humidity in your home could be harmfully influencing your indoor air quality and your comfort. As much time as we devote in our home, particularly when it’s wintertime, a whole-home humidifier could greatly upgrade your comfort and also your health.
Having the appropriate humidity levels in your home can help halt the spread of infection. Air without humidity dries out the mucus membranes in your sinuses, which sift out bacteria. Dry air also increases the frequency of colds and flus in the colder months. In addition, bacteria and viruses have a more difficult time moving in moist air. Maintaining your home at ideal humidity could help you continue feeling well all through the coming season.
Ease Static Electricity
Is your hair standing on end? Have you been upsetting your family and pets? Hearing your sweater crackle as you put it on? You may have a humidity dilemma. 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 going to get shocked.
Whole-home humidifiers allow your home feel warmer during the wintertime. Just like a humid day in the summer seems warmer than it actually is, humidity in the winter will in fact make you feel cozier. 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 increase your thermostat to stay warm.
There are numerous more benefits to keeping your home adequately humidified. Our whole-home humidity products will enhance both your indoor air quality and your comfort. They could also help save you money in the process. We’d love to answer any questions you may have about humidifiers or any other indoor air quality apprehensions. Give us a call at 805-242-9638.