Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Greensburg home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, now is the time to determine how to make sure 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 your humidity. For instance, when it’s really humid in Greensburg, 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 annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even boost your probability 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 see wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also experience peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.
The good news is that it’s easy to control the humidity levels in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier may also 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 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 Wallpe Heating & Cooling a call at 812-663-7252 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level.