Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

August 26, 2015

Considering adding a humidifier to your Chatsworth home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, now is the time to think about how to make sure 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 you feel inside has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s really humid in Chatsworth, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unbearable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause problems, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and irritating shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even increase your probability 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 experience peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.

The good news is that it’s easy to manage the humidity level 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 bump up your heat. The right humidity levels can make your home feel warmer at a lower temperature. Adjusting your thermostat even a few degrees can add up to savings on your utility bill.

If you though 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 True Temp Heating & Air Inc a call at 706-695-7492 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible.