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 regularly to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a lack of humidity during the colder months in Middle Georgia will not only make you uncomfortable it can also adversely affect your indoor air quality. The cold weather means you’ll be spending more time indoors, a whole-home humidifier could be exactly what you need to improve both your comfort and your health.
By maintaining the proper humidity levels within your home you can also block the spread of infection. Without humidity in the air, the mucous membranes throughout 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 optimal levels you can expect to feel an improvement in your health throughout the winter.
Combating Static Electricity
If your touches have been zapping your friends and family, you have humidity troubles 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 water in the air, that charge will have nowhere to go except out your fingertips onto the next thing you touch.
A whole-home humidifier can make your Middle Georgia home feel more warm and cozy this season. Humidity during the winter has the same effect it does during the summer; it makes you feel warmer than it actually is. Having 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 is just a few of the benefits of having an adequately humidified home. Both your comfort, and your indoor air quality can be improved 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 Air Concepts of Middle Georgia in Middle Georgia a call at 478-200-5689.