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 Thousand Oaks 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 exactly what you need to improve both your comfort and your health. Keeping Healthy Keeping proper humidity levels within your home you can also block the spread of infection. Without any moisture in the air, the mucous membranes throughout your sinuses will dry out and won’t be able to filter 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 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 issue on your hands. Being that 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 no way to escape except out your fingertips onto the next thing you touch. More Comfort A whole-home humidifier can make your Thousand Oaks home feel more comfortable 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 an adequately 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 Air Max HVAC Inc in Thousand Oaks a call at 805-217-8662 or set up an appointment with us online.