Make your home even more cozy this winter with proper humidification01/03/2017 You’ve probably heard the saying, “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity”, well during the winter months it’s not the heat, it’s your home’s absence of humidity. Humidity is typically to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a absence of humidity during the colder months in Plainfield will not only make you uncomfortable it can also negatively affect your indoor air quality. The cold weather means you’ll be spending more time indoors, a whole-home humidifier could be exactly what you need to improve both your comfort and your health. Keeping Healthy By maintaining the proper humidity levels within your home you can also block the spread of infection. If your air lacks moisture, the mucous membranes inside your sinuses will dry out and won’t be able to filter out bacteria. Bacteria and viruses that are the source of the cold and flu have an easier time traveling through dry air, which is why they are so prevalent during the winter months. By maintaining the humidity levels in your home at the correct levels you can expect to feel a lot better throughout the winter. Combating Static Electricity If your touches have been zapping your friends and family, you have a humidity issue on your hands. Being that water conducts electricity, having moisture in the air gives static charges a path to leave an object. If your air lacks moisture, that charge will have nowhere to go except out your fingertips onto the next thing you touch. More Comfort A whole-home humidifier can make your Plainfield home feel more warm and cozy this season. Humidity during the cold months has the same effect it does during the summer; it makes you feel warmer than it truly is. Additional moisture in the house will mean that you won’t have to set the thermostat so high to stay comfy, which could save you money. This only scratches the surface of the benefits of having a properly humidified home. Both your comfort, and your indoor air quality can be improved with the installation of one of our whole-home humidity products. If you have any questions about your home’s indoor air quality, humidity or any other home comfort question, give the team at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc in Plainfield a call at 815-768-6656 or set up an appointment with us online.