Make your home even more cozy this winter with proper humidification01/03/2017 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 shortage of humidity. Humidity is regularly to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a shortage of humidity during the colder months in Opelika 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 just the answer you need to improve both your comfort and your health. Keeping Healthy 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 have trouble filtering 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 correct 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. 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 water 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 Opelika home feel warmer and more enjoyable this season. Humidity during the winter 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 only touches the surface of the benefits of having a properly 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 Farnell Mechanical, Inc. in Opelika a call at 334-524-2458 or set up an appointment with us online.