Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Hauppauge home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem like the last thing you want to do. However, truly the best time to think about how to ensure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air starts to get drier this fall and winter. Some people don’t realize it, but how comfortable your indoor air is has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s very humid in Hauppauge, 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 boost your chances of catching a cold or picking up 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 have wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also experience peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding. Don’t worry, though, because it’s easy to take control of the humidity in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier has the potential to help you decrease your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to bump up your heat. Balanced humidity levels can make your home feel cozier 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 Cool Power LLC a call at 631-360-2665 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. You have the ability to even schedule your appointment online.