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 Bartlesville 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 exactly what you need 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 any moisture in the air, the mucous membranes within your sinuses will dry out and will have trouble filtering out bacteria. Bacteria and viruses that cause 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 optimal levels you can expect improved 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 way to leave an object. If there’s no moisture 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 Bartlesville home feel more warm and cozy this season. Humidity during the cold 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 is just a few of the benefits of having an adequately 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 Farris Heating & Air in Bartlesville a call at 918-534-8194.