Make your home even more cozy this winter with proper humidification01/03/2017It’s not the heat, it’s the absence of humidity. Humidity is something that people only appear to talk about during the warmer seasons, but lack of humidity in your home could be destructively altering your indoor air quality and how you feel. As much time as we devote in our home, specifically when it’s in the colder months, a whole-home humidifier could significantly enhance your comfort and your health. Staying Healthy Having the proper humidity levels in your home can help prevent the spread of infection. Air deficient in 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 winter season. Also, bacteria and viruses have a more difficult time traveling in moist air. Maintaining 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? Catching your sweater crunch as you put it on? You may have a humidity dilemma. Moisture in the air lets static charges to depart items 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 help your home feel warmer during the colder seasons. 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 correct 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 perks to keeping your home properly 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 help you with any questions you may have about humidifiers or any other indoor air quality worries. Give us a call at 703-754-1062 or set up an appointment with us online.