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 seem to mention during the months of heat, but lack of humidity in your home could be negatively affecting your indoor air quality and how you feel. As much time as we devote in our home, particularly when it’s in the colder months, a whole-home humidifier could greatly upgrade your comfort and your health. Staying Healthy Having the appropriate humidity levels in your home can help halt the spread of infection. Air lacking in humidity dries out the mucus membranes within your sinuses, which clean out bacteria. Dry air also adds to the frequency 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 keep on feeling well during the coming season. Ease Static Electricity Is your hair standing on end? Have you been upsetting your family and pets? Hearing your sweater pop as you put it on? You may have a humidity predicament. Moisture in the air allows static charges to ditch objects because water conducts electricity; with no water in the air the charge can’t go anywhere, and someone is bound to get shocked. Increased Comfort Whole-home humidifiers allow your home feel more comfortable during the wintertime. Just like a humid day in the summer feels warmer than it actually is, humidity in the winter will actually make you feel warmer. Not only will the right humidity level keep you comfortable, it could also decrease your spending. If you feel warmer you won’t have to increase your thermostat to stay warm. There are several more advantages 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 respond to any inquires you may have about humidifiers or any other indoor air quality concerns. Give us a call at 540-483-5605 or set up an appointment with us online.