You’ve probably heard 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 shortage of humidity. Humidity is normally to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a shortage of humidity during the colder months in Elk River will not only make you uncomfortable it can also negatively affect your indoor air quality. The winter means you’ll be spending more time indoors, a whole-home humidifier could be the answer you’ve been looking for to improve both your comfort and your health.
By maintaining the proper humidity levels within your home you can also put a halt to the spread of infection. Without humidity in the air, the mucous membranes within your sinuses will dry out and won’t be able to filter out bacteria. Bacteria and viruses that are the source of the cold and flu have an easier time traveling through dry air, which is why they are so rampant 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 a humidity issue on your hands. One thing water does is conducts electricity, having moisture in the air gives static charges a way to leave an object. If there’s no water in the air, that charge will have no way to escape except out your fingertips onto the next thing you touch.
A whole-home humidifier can make your Elk River home feel more warm and cozy this season. Humidity during the cooler months 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 comfy, which could save you money.
This only touches 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 Home Comfort Heating & Air in Elk River a call at 763-276-0617.