Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015While it may be tough to think about adding a humidifier to your Rocky Mount home while it’s still technically summer, now may be the ideal time to do so to make sure you’re ready for drier air this fall and winter. Although humidity isn’t normally thought of when considering indoor air quality, it should be. Humidity plays a critical role in our comfort. After all, think about the last time Rocky Mount had a day (or week…or month) of high humidity. That’s normally when you hear people saying, “It’s not the heat, it’s that darn humidity.” On the flip side of this, air that is too dry also comes with its own problems, from dry skin to a scratchy throat. Having low humidity in your home can also mean more static electricity, dry lips and hair, a scratchy nose and chapped lips to name a few. Dry air leads to an increased chance of your mucous membranes drying out, making it easier for you to catch a cold or develop a respiratory illness. Your home could also be affected by the lack of a humidifier as well, as woodwork and furniture can end up with splitting, separation or warping due to the lack of humidity. You could also have to deal with peeling wallpaper or gaps in your baseboards and other molding. Of course, there’s no reason you can’t regulate the humidity levels in your home, making it that much more comfortable when you walk in the door. Plus, taking advantage of a humidifier has the ability to help you save energy and potentially decrease your air conditioner service costs. Having control over your humidity also means you can have the thermostat set a few degrees warmer or cooler based on the season, because humid air feels more comfortable. Those few degrees have the ability to make an impact on your energy bill month after month as well, possibly saving you money throughout the year. Indoor air quality isn’t only limited to ventilation, air filtration or air purification. Humidity plays a huge role in our comfort, so why not make your air the most comfortable it can be. If you’re interested as to which indoor air quality product may be ideal for your home and budget, give the experts at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 540-483-5605 or schedule an appointment online.