Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Reinholds home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem like the last thing you want to do. However, it’s actually the perfect time to consider how to be sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air starts to get drier this fall and winter.
You may not have known this, but the comfort of your indoor air has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Reinholds, you’ll notice more people complaining about how hot and uncomfortable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause issues, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even increase your likelihood of catching a cold or fighting 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 manage the humidity level in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier has the potential to help you decrease your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to bump up your heat. The right humidity levels can make your home feel cozier at a lower temperature. Adjusting 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 County Line Mechanical LLC a call at 717-216-0846 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels.