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 lack of humidity. Humidity is typically to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a shortage of humidity during the colder months in Holdrege 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 just the answer 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 humidity in the air, the mucous membranes throughout your sinuses will dry out and will be unable to filter 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 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 problem on your hands. One thing water does is conducts electricity, having moisture in the air gives static charges an exit route 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 Holdrege home feel more comfortable this season. Humidity during the winter has the same effect it does during the summer; it makes you feel warmer than it truly 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 Durable Service in Holdrege a call at 308-995-8177.