We all know 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 regularly to blame for our discomfort during the summer, but a shortage of humidity during the colder months in Los Angeles 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 just the answer you need to improve both your comfort and your health.
Sustaining 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 won’t be able 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 rampant during the winter months. By maintaining the humidity levels in your home at the correct levels you can expect improved health throughout the winter.
Combating Static Electricity
If your touches have been zapping your friends and family, you have a humidity issue on your hands. Because water conducts electricity, having moisture in the air gives static charges a path 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.
A whole-home humidifier can make your Los Angeles 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. 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 appropriately 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 AZ Air Conditioning and Heating in Los Angeles a call at 800-296-5088.