Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

August 26, 2015

Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Belton home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, it’s actually the perfect time to think about how to be 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 the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Belton, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unbearable 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 increase your chances of catching a cold or developing a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes.

Dry air can also cause problems your home in addition to your body. You may see wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have problems with 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 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. 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.

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 Bell Air Conditioning Inc. a call at 254-307-9572 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level.