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 normally to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a absence of humidity during the colder months in Hattiesburg will not only make you uncomfortable it can also negatively affect your indoor air quality. The cold weather means you’ll be spending more time indoors, a whole-home humidifier could be the answer you’ve been looking for to improve both your comfort and your health. Keeping Healthy By maintaining the proper humidity levels within your home you can also stop the spread of infection. Without any moisture in the air, the mucous membranes within 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 correct 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 a humidity problem on your hands. One thing water does is conducts electricity, having moisture in the air gives static charges a way to leave an object. If there’s no moisture in the air, that charge will have no way to escape except out your fingertips onto the next thing you touch. More Comfort A whole-home humidifier can make your Hattiesburg home feel more warm and cozy 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 comfy, which could save you money. This is just a few of the benefits of having an adequately humidified home. Both your comfort, and your indoor air quality can be enhanced 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 Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning in Hattiesburg a call at 601-268-3486 or set up an appointment with us online.