Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Rochester home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, now is the time to consider how to be sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air becomes drier this fall and winter.
You may not 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 Rochester, 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 raise your chances 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 have 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 control the humidity levels in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier could help you lower your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to bump up your heat. Balanced 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 Brogan Heating & AC Inc a call at 507-218-0088 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible.