Considering adding a humidifier to your Longview 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, it’s actually the perfect time to consider how to make sure 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 your indoor air is has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s really humid in Longview, 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 maddening 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 affect your home in addition to your body. You may notice wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also experience peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.
It’s not all bad news, though, because it’s easy to control the humidity levels in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier may also 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 warmer 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 Goode Bros AC & Heating a call at 903-284-2612 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible.