Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Air Quality

Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Hendersonville 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 becomes drier this fall and winter.

You may not have known this, but how comfortable you feel inside has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s really humid in Hendersonville, you’ll notice more people complaining about how hot and uncomfortable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause issues, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even boost your likelihood of catching a cold or developing a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes.

Dry air can also affect 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.

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 lower 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 cozier at a lower temperature. Adjusting 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 Superior Comfort Systems a call at 828-775-5176 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible. 

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