Considering adding a humidifier to your Arlington home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, truly the best time to determine how to be 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 humidity levels. For instance, when it’s really humid in Arlington, 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 maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even increase your chances of catching a cold or fighting a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes.
Dry air can also be a problem for 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.
The good news is that it’s easy to take control of the humidity 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 turn up your heat. Proper humidity levels can make your home feel more comfortable 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 Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 360-255-5857 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible.