We all know 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 lack of humidity during the colder months in Manassas will not only make you uncomfortable it can also negatively affect your indoor air quality. The winter 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.
Sustaining proper humidity levels within your home you can also stop 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 optimal 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 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 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 Manassas 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 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 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 Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. in Manassas a call at 703-260-1148.