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 absence of humidity. Humidity is normally to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a lack of humidity during the colder months in Franklin will not only make you uncomfortable it can also negatively affect your indoor air quality. The cold weather 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.
Keeping proper humidity levels within your home you can also block 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 are the source of 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 humidity troubles on your hands. One thing water does is conducts electricity, having moisture in the air gives static charges a path to leave an object. If your air lacks moisture, that charge will have nowhere to go except out your fingertips onto the next thing you touch.
A whole-home humidifier can make your Franklin 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. 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 is just a few of the benefits of having an adequately humidified home. Both your comfort, and your indoor air quality can be enhanced 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 Winters Heating and Cooling in Franklin a call at 317-406-5783.