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 regularly to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a absence of humidity during the colder months in Rapid City will not only make you uncomfortable it can also have a negative impact on your indoor air quality. The winter means you’ll be spending more time indoors, a whole-home humidifier could be the answer you’ve been looking for 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. If your air lacks moisture, the mucous membranes throughout 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 prevalent during the winter months. By maintaining the humidity levels in your home at the correct 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 humidity troubles on your hands. Being that 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 go except out your fingertips onto the next thing you touch. More Comfort A whole-home humidifier can make your Rapid City home feel more warm and cozy this season. Humidity during the cold months 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 cozy, 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 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 Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc in Rapid City a call at 605-342-5107 or set up an appointment with us online.