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 appear to mention during the warmer seasons, but lack of humidity in your home could be destructively influencing your indoor air quality and your ease. As much time as we fill in our home, specifically when it’s wintertime, a whole-home humidifier could significantly enhance your comfort along with your health. Staying Healthy Having the appropriate humidity levels in your home can help halt the spread of infection. Air without humidity dries out the mucus membranes within your sinuses, which filter out bacteria. Dry air also adds to the frequency of colds and flus in the winter season. In addition, bacteria and viruses have a more difficult time traveling in moist air. Keeping your home at optimal humidity could help you carry on feeling well throughout the coming season. Ease Static Electricity Is your hair standing on end? Have you been shocking your family and pets? Hearing your sweater pop as you put it on? You may have a humidity problem. Moisture in the air permits static charges to leave items 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 let your home feel warmer during the colder seasons. 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 right humidity level keep you comfortable, it could also decrease your spending. If you feel cozy you won’t have to crank up your thermostat to stay warm. There are many more perks to keeping your home properly 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 respond to any inquires you may have about humidifiers or any other indoor air quality concerns. Give us a call at 630-833-1100 or set up an appointment with us online.