Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

August 26, 2015

Considering adding a humidifier to your Marshfield home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, it’s actually the perfect time to determine how to make 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 really humid in Marshfield, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unbearable 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 probability 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 problems with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.

Don’t worry, 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 cozier 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 House of Heating Incorporated a call at 715-384-3163 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level.