Make your home even more cozy this winter with proper humidification01/03/2017 We all know 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 absence of humidity during the colder months in Wisconsin Rapids 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 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 won’t be able to filter 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 proper 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. Being that water 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 no way to escape except out your fingertips onto the next thing you touch. More Comfort A whole-home humidifier can make your Wisconsin Rapids home feel more comfortable this season. Humidity during the winter has the same effect it does during the summer; it makes you feel warmer than it actually is. Having 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 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 Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc in Wisconsin Rapids a call at 715-421-5555 or set up an appointment with us online.