Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

August 26, 2015

Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Holdrege 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 determine how to ensure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets 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 very humid in Holdrege, 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 annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your chances of catching a cold or picking up 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 issues with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.

Don’t worry, though, because it’s easy to control the humidity levels in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier has the potential to help you reduce 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. 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 Durable Service a call at 308-995-8177 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level.