Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Safford 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 think about how to be sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air starts to get 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 really humid in Safford, 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 irritating shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even increase your probability of catching a cold or developing a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes.
Dry air can also affect 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.
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 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 more comfortable 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 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 B&D Air Conditioning a call at 928-432-6018 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level.