Make your home even more cozy this winter with proper humidification01/03/2017 We’ve all 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 typically to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a lack of humidity during the colder months in Scottsboro 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 the answer you’ve been looking for 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. Without any moisture in the air, the mucous membranes within your sinuses will dry out and will be unable 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 commonplace during the winter months. By maintaining the humidity levels in your home at the proper 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. Because 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 nowhere to go except out your fingertips onto the next thing you touch. More Comfort A whole-home humidifier can make your Scottsboro 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 truly 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 only scratches the surface 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 Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. in Scottsboro a call at 256-574-1300 or set up an appointment with us online.