Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

August 26, 2015

Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Central Point home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, now is the time to consider how to ensure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets drier this fall and winter.

You may not realize it, but the comfort of your indoor air has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s very humid in Central Point, 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 irritating shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even boost your likelihood of catching a cold or picking up 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 notice 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 could help you decrease 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 more comfortable 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 Titan Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 514-600-5499 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels.