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 lack of humidity. Humidity is normally to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a shortage of humidity during the colder months in Des Moines will not only make you uncomfortable it can also have a negative impact on your indoor air quality. The winter 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.
Sustaining proper humidity levels within your home you can also block the spread of infection. Without any moisture in the air, the mucous membranes throughout 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 proper levels you can expect to feel a lot better throughout the winter.
Combating Static Electricity
If your touches have been zapping your friends and family, you have a humidity issue 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 water in the air, that charge will have no way to escape except out your fingertips onto the next thing you touch.
A whole-home humidifier can make your Des Moines home feel more warm and cozy this season. Humidity during the winter has the same effect it does during the summer; it makes you feel warmer than it really is. Additional moisture 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 a properly humidified home. Both your comfort, and your indoor air quality can be positively impacted 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 Heartland Heating & Cooling in Des Moines a call at 515-344-3579.