Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Air Quality

Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, it’s actually the perfect time to think about how to make sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air starts to get drier this fall and winter.

You may not have known this, but how comfortable you feel inside has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas, 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 be a problem for 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.

It’s not all bad news, though, because it’s easy to manage the humidity level in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier may also 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 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 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 Innovative Mechanical, LLC a call at 770-726-7407 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. 

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