We’ve all 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 normally to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a shortage of humidity during the colder months in Bend 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 exactly what you need to improve both your comfort and your health.
Sustaining proper humidity levels within your home you can also stop the spread of infection. If your air lacks moisture, the mucous membranes throughout your sinuses will dry out and will have trouble filtering 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 rampant during the winter months. By maintaining the humidity levels in your home at the optimal 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 humidity troubles 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 exit except out your fingertips onto the next thing you touch.
A whole-home humidifier can make your Bend home feel more warm and cozy this season. Humidity during the cooler months has the same effect it does during the summer; it makes you feel warmer than it really is. Additional moisture 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 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 Tri County Climate Control LLC in Bend a call at 541-238-2797.