Humidifier

Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Considering 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 humidity levels. For instance, when it’s very humid in Greensburg, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unpleasant it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause discomfort, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even boost your probability of catching a cold or developing 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 experience 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 turn up your heat. Proper 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 812-638-4232 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. 

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