Humidifier

Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Wheeling home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, it’s actually the perfect time to determine 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 your indoor air is has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s very humid in Wheeling, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unbearable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause issues, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and irritating shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even boost your probability 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 see 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 has the potential to help you lower your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to bump up your heat. Proper humidity levels can make your home feel more comfortable 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 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 Local HVAC Repair & Service a call at 224-300-4806 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels. 

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