Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Kingsville home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, truly the best time to consider 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 the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s very humid in Kingsville, 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 maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even boost your likelihood of catching a cold or developing 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 notice wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also experience peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.
Don’t worry, though, because it’s easy to manage the humidity level in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier may also help you reduce 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. Lowering 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 Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC a call at 361-214-1203 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible.