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 lack of humidity. Humidity is typically to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a lack of humidity during the colder months in Chicago will not only make you uncomfortable it can also adversely affect your indoor air quality. The cold weather 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 stop the spread of infection. If your air lacks moisture, the mucous membranes inside your sinuses will dry out and will have trouble filtering out bacteria. Bacteria and viruses that cause 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 optimal 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. Because water conducts electricity, having moisture in the air gives static charges an exit route to leave an object. If your air lacks moisture, 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 Chicago home feel warmer and more enjoyable this season. Humidity during the winter has the same effect it does during the summer; it makes you feel warmer than it actually 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 is just a few 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 iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning in Chicago a call at 773-704-0640 or set up an appointment with us online.