Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

August 26, 2015

Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Franklin home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem like the last thing you want to do. However, now is the time to determine how to make sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air becomes 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 Franklin, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unpleasant it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause problems, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your likelihood of catching a cold or picking up 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.

It’s not all bad news, though, because it’s easy to manage the humidity level in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier has the potential to help you decrease your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to crank up your heat. The right humidity levels can make your home feel warmer at a lower temperature. Adjusting your thermostat even a few degrees can add up to savings on your utility bill.

If you though 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 Winters Heating and Cooling a call at 317-406-5783 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible.