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 typically to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a lack of humidity during the colder months in Marshalltown will not only make you uncomfortable it can also adversely affect your indoor air quality. As you’ll probably be spending more time indoors this season, a whole-home humidifier could be exactly what you need to improve both your comfort and your health.
Sustaining proper humidity levels within your home you can also block the spread of infection. Without any moisture in the air, the mucous membranes inside 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 commonplace during the winter months. By maintaining the humidity levels in your home at the optimal levels you can expect to feel a lot better throughout the winter.
Combating Static Electricity
If your touches have been zapping your friends and family, you have a humidity issue on your hands. Being that water conducts electricity, having moisture in the air gives static charges a path to leave an object. If there’s no moisture in the air, that charge will have nowhere to exit except out your fingertips onto the next thing you touch.
A whole-home humidifier can make your Marshalltown home feel warmer and more enjoyable this season. Humidity during the cold months has the same effect it does during the summer; it makes you feel warmer than it actually is. The additional humidity in the house will mean that you won’t have to set the thermostat so high to stay comfortable, which could save you money.
This only touches the surface of the benefits of having a properly 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 B & G HVAC in Marshalltown a call at 641-323-1210.