We all know 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 shortage of humidity during the colder months in Florissant 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 block the spread of infection. Without humidity in the air, the mucous membranes within 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 prevalent 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 a humidity problem on your hands. One thing water does is 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 exit except out your fingertips onto the next thing you touch.
A whole-home humidifier can make your Florissant home feel warmer and more enjoyable this season. Humidity during the cooler months 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 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 B & B Heating & Cooling in Florissant a call at 314-325-7552.