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 shortage of humidity. Humidity is typically to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a absence of humidity during the colder months in Erie will not only make you uncomfortable it can also negatively affect your indoor air quality. As you’ll probably be spending more time indoors this season, a whole-home humidifier could be the answer you’ve been looking for to improve both your comfort and your health.
Keeping 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 inside your sinuses will dry out and will have trouble filtering 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 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 problem 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 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 Erie 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 comfortable, 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 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 814-308-0416.