Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

August 26, 2015

While it may be difficult to think about adding a humidifier to your Thedford home while it’s still formally summer, now may be the perfect time to do so to ensure you’re prepared for drier air during the cooler months. Even though humidity isn’t normally thought of when considering indoor air quality, it should be.

Humidity plays a big role in our comfort. After all, think about the last time Thedford had a day (or week…or month) of high humidity. That’s typically when you hear people saying, “It’s not the heat, it’s that darn humidity.” On the flip side of this, air that is too dry also comes with its own problems, from dry skin to a scratchy throat.

Having low humidity in your home can also mean higher static electricity, dry lips and hair, a scratchy nose and chapped lips to name a few. Dry air leads to a higher chance of your mucous membranes drying out, making it easier for you to end up with a cold or develop a respiratory illness.

Your home could also be affected by the lack of a humidifier as well, as woodwork and furniture can then have to deal with splitting, separation or warping because of the lack of humidity. You may also have to deal with peeling wallpaper or gaps in your baseboards and other molding.

Of course, there’s no reason you can’t keep an eye on the humidity levels in your home, making it that much more comfortable when you walk in the door. Plus, utilizing a humidifier means it can help you save energy and could decrease your air conditioner service costs.

Having humidity under control also means you can have the thermostat set a few degrees warmer or cooler depending on the season, because humid air feels more comfortable. Those few degrees can make an impact on your energy bill every month as well, potentially saving you money throughout the year.

Indoor air quality isn’t only limited to ventilation, air filtration or air purification. Humidity plays a large role in our comfort, so why not make your air the most comfortable it can be. If want to know which indoor air quality product may be best for your home and budget, give the team at Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 519-296-4437.