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 lack of humidity. Humidity is typically to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a shortage of humidity during the colder months in Tuscaloosa will not only make you uncomfortable it can also have a negative impact on 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.
By maintaining the proper humidity levels within your home you can also block the spread of infection. Without any moisture in the air, the mucous membranes inside 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 rampant 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. One thing water does is 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 nowhere to exit except out your fingertips onto the next thing you touch.
A whole-home humidifier can make your Tuscaloosa 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 truly is. Additional moisture in the house will mean that you won’t have to set the thermostat so high to stay cozy, 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 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 KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa a call at 205-208-8090.