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 regularly to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a lack of humidity during the colder months in South Beloit and Belvidere 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 exactly what you need to improve both your comfort and your health. Keeping Healthy Sustaining proper humidity levels within your home you can also block 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 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 optimal 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 problem on your hands. One thing water does is conducts electricity, having moisture in the air gives static charges a path 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. More Comfort A whole-home humidifier can make your South Beloit and Belvidere 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 cozy, which could save you money. This is just a few of the benefits of having a properly 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 Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. in South Beloit and Belvidere a call at 877-389-2465 or set up an appointment with us online.