Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Air Quality

Contemplating adding a humidifier to your East Bernard home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, truly the best time to determine how to be sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air becomes drier this fall and winter.

You may not realize it, but how comfortable you feel inside has a lot to do with the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s really humid in East Bernard, you’ll notice more people complaining about how hot and uncomfortable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause discomfort, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and maddening 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 see wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have problems 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 could help you reduce your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to bump up your heat. Proper humidity levels can make your home feel warmer at a lower temperature. Lowering your thermostat even a few degrees can add up to savings on your utility bill.

While you may have known you could 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 E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service a call at 979-323-6109 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels. 

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