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 lack of humidity. Humidity is regularly to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a absence of humidity during the colder months in McHenry 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 just the answer you need 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. If your air lacks moisture, the mucous membranes within 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 prevalent during the winter months. By maintaining the humidity levels in your home at the correct 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. Being that water conducts electricity, having moisture in the air gives static charges a way to leave an object. If your air lacks moisture, 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 McHenry home feel warmer and more enjoyable 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 comfortable, which could save you money. This only scratches 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 Jett's Heating & Air Inc. in McHenry a call at 815-459-4700 or set up an appointment with us online.