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 typically to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a absence of humidity during the colder months in West Columbia 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 exactly what 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 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 correct 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 humidity troubles 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 water 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 West Columbia home feel more warm and cozy this season. Humidity during the cooler 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 comfortable, which could save you money. This only touches 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 Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. in West Columbia a call at 803-796-9172 or set up an appointment with us online.