Make your home even more cozy this winter with proper humidification

Air Quality

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 lack of humidity during the colder months in Lake Forest will not only make you uncomfortable it can also have a negative impact on your indoor air quality. The winter means you’ll be spending more time indoors, 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 put a halt to the spread of infection. If your air lacks moisture, the mucous membranes throughout your sinuses will dry out and won’t be able to filter 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 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 problem 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 moisture 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 Lake Forest home feel more comfortable this season. Humidity during the cold months has the same effect it does during the summer; it makes you feel warmer than it really 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 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 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Lake Forest a call at 949-204-0859 or set up an appointment with us online.

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