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 normally to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a absence of humidity during the colder months in York will not only make you uncomfortable it can also adversely affect your indoor air quality. As you’ll probably be spending more time indoors this season, a whole-home humidifier could be just the answer you need to improve both your comfort and your health.
Keeping proper humidity levels within your home you can also stop the spread of infection. If your air lacks moisture, the mucous membranes within your sinuses will dry out and won’t be able 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 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. Being that 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 nowhere to go except out your fingertips onto the next thing you touch.
A whole-home humidifier can make your York 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. 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 is just a few of the benefits of having an appropriately 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 Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning in York a call at 717-383-4479.