Make your home even more cozy this winter with proper humidification01/03/2017 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 shortage of humidity. Humidity is typically to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a absence of humidity during the colder months in Muskogee 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 the answer you’ve been looking for to improve both your comfort and your health. Keeping Healthy 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 within your sinuses will dry out and won’t be able to filter out bacteria. Bacteria and viruses that lead to 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 proper 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 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 moisture 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 Muskogee home feel more comfortable this season. Humidity during the cold months has the same effect it does during the summer; it makes you feel warmer than it really is. Having additional humidity 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 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 Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. in Muskogee a call at 918-682-8238 or set up an appointment with us online.