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 absence of humidity. Humidity is regularly to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a shortage of humidity during the colder months in Odessa will not only make you uncomfortable it can also adversely affect your indoor air quality. As you’ll probably be spending more time indoors this season, a whole-home humidifier could be exactly what 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 humidity in the air, the mucous membranes throughout your sinuses will dry out and will be unable 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 optimal 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 issue on your hands. One thing water does is conducts electricity, having moisture in the air gives static charges an exit route to leave an object. If there’s no water 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 Odessa home feel more warm and cozy this season. Humidity during the cold months has the same effect it does during the summer; it makes you feel warmer than it truly is. The additional humidity 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 Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa a call at 432-237-0168.