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 regularly to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a shortage of humidity during the colder months in Brandon will not only make you uncomfortable it can also have a negative impact on your indoor air quality. The cold weather means you’ll be spending more time indoors, a whole-home humidifier could be the answer you’ve been looking for to improve both your comfort and your health.
Keeping proper humidity levels within your home you can also block the spread of infection. If your air lacks moisture, the mucous membranes inside your sinuses will dry out and won’t be able to filter out bacteria. Bacteria and viruses that are the source of 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 to feel an improvement in your health throughout the winter.
Combating Static Electricity
If your touches have been zapping your friends and family, you have humidity troubles on your hands. Because 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 exit except out your fingertips onto the next thing you touch.
A whole-home humidifier can make your Brandon home feel more warm and cozy 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. Having additional humidity in the house will mean that you won’t have to set the thermostat so high to stay comfortable, which could save you money.
This only touches the surface 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 Brandon Heating and Plumbing in Brandon a call at 204-728-0180.