Make your home even more cozy this winter with proper humidification01/03/2017It’s not the heat, it’s the lack of humidity. Humidity is something that people only appear to indicate during the warmer seasons, but lack of humidity in your home could be destructively affecting your indoor air quality and how you feel. As much time as we devote in our home, especially when it’s in the colder months, a whole-home humidifier could really enhance your comfort and your health. Staying Healthy Having the correct humidity levels in your home can help stop the spread of infection. Air without humidity dries out the mucus membranes in your sinuses, which filter out bacteria. Dry air also increases the frequency of colds and flus in the winter season. 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 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 problem. Moisture in the air allows static charges to ditch items 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 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 actually make you feel warmer. Not only will the correct 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 comfortable. 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 answer any questions you may have about humidifiers or any other indoor air quality concerns. Give us a call at 724-452-6280 or schedule an appointment with us online.