Humidity becomes a larger concern during the cold winter months because you turn on the furnace to warm up. While this increases heat, the amount of moisture remains the same. Thus, relative humidity decreases, and you may notice familiar signs of lack of moisture.
When is the last time you thought about your indoor air quality? Due to the push for improved energy efficiency and lower utility bills, most modern homes are extremely airtight. This means that indoor and outdoor air do not merge unless a door or window is opened.
When your indoor air quality is bad, your health and your family's health can suffer. You can breathe in contaminants that might cause an asthma attack, respiratory issues, and possibly even cancer. Your mood and performance might be affected as well.
When it comes to being comfortable in your home, many features determine its degree. From the material on your couch to the humidity in your air, each feature contributes a great deal to the level of comfort that you feel.