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 normally to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a shortage of humidity during the colder months in the Rio Grande Valley 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 the answer you’ve been looking for to improve both your comfort and your health.
By maintaining the proper humidity levels within your home you can also stop the spread of infection. Without humidity in the air, the mucous membranes within your sinuses will dry out and will have trouble filtering 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 prevalent during the winter months. By maintaining the humidity levels in your home at the proper 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. Because 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.
A whole-home humidifier can make your the Rio Grande Valley 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 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 touches the surface of the benefits of having an appropriately 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 Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. in the Rio Grande Valley a call at 956-630-3522.