Make your home even more cozy this winter with proper humidification01/03/2017 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 shortage of humidity. Humidity is typically to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a shortage of humidity during the colder months in Colfax 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. Keeping Healthy 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 rampant 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 path to leave an object. If there’s no moisture in the air, that charge will have no way to escape except out your fingertips onto the next thing you touch. More Comfort A whole-home humidifier can make your Colfax 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 really is. The additional humidity 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 only touches the surface of the benefits of having an appropriately 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 Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning in Colfax a call at 509-397-3622 or set up an appointment with us online.