Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

August 26, 2015

Considering adding a humidifier to your Ronkonkoma home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, truly the best time to think about how to ensure 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 very humid in Ronkonkoma, 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 maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even increase your probability 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.

Don’t worry, 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 crank up your heat. Balanced 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 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 Cool Power LLC a call at 631-246-4029 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels.