cozy winter home

Make your home even more cozy this winter with proper humidification

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 shortage of humidity. Humidity is typically to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a shortage of humidity during the colder months in Lexington will not only make you uncomfortable it can also negatively affect your indoor air quality. The winter 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. Without any moisture in the air, the mucous membranes throughout your sinuses will dry out and will have trouble filtering 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 rampant 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 a way 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 Lexington 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 really is. The 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 a properly humidified home. Both your comfort, and your indoor air quality can be improved 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 James Heating & A/C, Inc in Lexington a call at 336-853-6070 or set up an appointment with us online.