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 lack of humidity. Humidity is regularly to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a absence of humidity during the colder months in Carson City 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 exactly what you need to improve both your comfort and your health.
Sustaining proper humidity levels within your home you can also put a halt to the spread of infection. If your air lacks moisture, 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 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. One thing water does is conducts electricity, having moisture in the air gives static charges an exit route to leave an object. If your air lacks moisture, that charge will have nowhere to exit except out your fingertips onto the next thing you touch.
A whole-home humidifier can make your Carson City home feel warmer and more enjoyable this season. Humidity during the cold months 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 cozy, which could save you money.
This only scratches the surface 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 Anderson Heating & A/C in Carson City a call at 775-230-7628.