Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

August 26, 2015

Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Genoa home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, it’s actually the perfect time to think about how to ensure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets drier this fall and winter.

Some people don’t realize it, but how comfortable your indoor air is has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Genoa, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unpleasant it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause problems, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even boost your likelihood of catching a cold or picking up a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes.

Dry air can also cause problems your home in addition to your body. You may have wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have issues with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.

It’s not all bad news, though, because it’s easy to control the humidity levels in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier may also help you decrease your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to crank up your heat. Proper humidity levels can make your home feel warmer at a lower temperature. Being able to adjust your thermostat even a few degrees can add up to savings on your utility bill.

While you may have thought you could only control your indoor air quality with ventilation, air filtration or air purification, now you know how big of a role humidity plays in your home comfort. Call Assured Appliance and Heating & Air a call at 847-306-8990 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible.