Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Air Quality

Considering adding a humidifier to your Bossier City home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, now is the time to think about how to make sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets drier this fall and winter.

You may not realize it, but the comfort of your indoor air has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Bossier City, you’ll notice more people complaining about how hot and uncomfortable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause discomfort, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your chances of catching a cold or fighting 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 notice 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 decrease 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. Being able to adjust 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 Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 800-COOLING to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels. 

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