Make your home even more cozy this winter with proper humidification01/03/2017It’s not the heat, it’s the almost nonexistent humidity. Humidity is something that people only look to mention during the months of heat, but lack of humidity in your home could be harmfully affecting your indoor air quality and your ease. As much time as we fill in our home, especially when it’s cold outside, a whole-home humidifier could significantly improve your comfort and your health. Staying Healthy Having the proper 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 adds to the prevalence of colds and flus in the colder months. Also, bacteria and viruses have a harder time drifting in moist air. Setting your home at optimal humidity could help you continue feeling well during the coming season. Ease Static Electricity Is your hair standing on end? Have you been alarming your family and pets? Listening to your sweater pop as you put it on? You may have a humidity problem. Moisture in the air permits static charges to leave objects because water conducts electricity; with no water in the air the charge can’t go anywhere, and someone is sure to get shocked. Increased Comfort Whole-home humidifiers allow your home feel hotter during the winter months. 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 lower your monthly bills. If you feel warmer you won’t have to increase your thermostat to stay warm. 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 decrease your spending in the process. We’d love to help you with any uncertainties you may have about humidifiers or any other indoor air quality apprehensions. Give us a call at 815-768-6656 or set up an appointment with us online.