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 regularly to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a lack of humidity during the colder months in Chadron 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 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 within 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 commonplace during the winter months. By maintaining the humidity levels in your home at the optimal 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. One thing water does is 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 Chadron home feel warmer and more enjoyable this season. Humidity during the cold months has the same effect it does during the summer; it makes you feel warmer than it really is. Additional moisture 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 a properly 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 MPC Heating & Cooling in Chadron a call at 308-432-5301 or set up an appointment with us online.