Make your home even more cozy this winter with proper humidification

January 03, 2017

We all know 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 lack of humidity. Humidity is normally to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a shortage of humidity during the colder months in Montoursville will not only make you uncomfortable it can also have a negative impact on your indoor air quality. The winter means you’ll be spending more time indoors, a whole-home humidifier could be just the answer you need to improve both your comfort and your health.

Keeping Healthy
Sustaining proper humidity levels within your home you can also stop the spread of infection. If your air lacks moisture, the mucous membranes inside your sinuses will dry out and will be unable to filter out bacteria. Bacteria and viruses that cause the cold and flu have an easier time traveling through dry air, which is why they are so commonplace during the winter months. By maintaining the humidity levels in your home at the correct levels you can expect improved health throughout the winter.

Combating Static Electricity
If your touches have been zapping your friends and family, you have humidity troubles on your hands. Because water conducts electricity, having moisture in the air gives static charges a way to leave an object. If there’s no moisture in the air, 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 Montoursville home feel warmer and more enjoyable this season. Humidity during the winter has the same effect it does during the summer; it makes you feel warmer than it really is. Additional moisture in the house will mean that you won’t have to set the thermostat so high to stay cozy, which could save you money.

This only scratches the surface of the benefits of having an appropriately humidified home. Both your comfort, and your indoor air quality can be positively impacted 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 Airmen HVAC Service in Montoursville a call at 570-322-3131.