Make your home even more cozy this winter with proper humidification

Air Quality

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 absence of humidity. Humidity is normally to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a absence of humidity during the colder months in Oxford will not only make you uncomfortable it can also have a negative impact on your indoor air quality. As you’ll probably be spending more time indoors this season, 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. Without humidity in the air, the mucous membranes inside your sinuses will dry out and will be unable to filter 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 prevalent during the winter months. By maintaining the humidity levels in your home at the correct 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 a humidity problem on your hands. Being that water conducts electricity, having moisture in the air gives static charges a way to leave an object. If there’s no moisture 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 Oxford 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 truly is. Additional moisture in the house will mean that you won’t have to set the thermostat so high to stay comfy, 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 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 Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Oxford a call at 662-281-1231.

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