Make your home even more cozy this winter with proper humidification01/03/2017 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 lack of humidity. Humidity is typically to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a lack of humidity during the colder months in Utica will not only make you uncomfortable it can also have a negative impact on your indoor air quality. The cold weather means you’ll be spending more time indoors, a whole-home humidifier could be just the answer you need to improve both your comfort and your health. Keeping Healthy Keeping proper humidity levels within your home you can also put a halt to 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 commonplace during the winter months. By maintaining the humidity levels in your home at the proper 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 way to leave an object. If there’s no water in the air, that charge will have nowhere to go except out your fingertips onto the next thing you touch. More Comfort A whole-home humidifier can make your Utica home feel more comfortable this season. Humidity during the cooler months has the same effect it does during the summer; it makes you feel warmer than it actually 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 scratches the surface of the benefits of having an appropriately 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 Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. in Utica a call at 586-731-0950 or set up an appointment with us online.