Make your home even more cozy this winter with proper humidification01/03/2017 We’ve all 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 absence of humidity. Humidity is regularly to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a shortage of humidity during the colder months in Erie will not only make you uncomfortable it can also adversely affect 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 Keeping 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 will be unable to filter out bacteria. Bacteria and viruses that lead to the cold and flu have an easier time traveling through dry air, which is why they are so prevalent during the winter months. By maintaining the humidity levels in your home at the proper 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 path to leave an object. If there’s no water 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 Erie 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. The additional humidity 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 is just a few of the benefits of having an appropriately humidified home. Both your comfort, and your indoor air quality can be enhanced 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 Patterson & Stirling Inc in Erie a call at 814-833-5558 or set up an appointment with us online.