Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Rocky Mount home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem like the last thing you want to do. However, now is the time to determine how to ensure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets drier this fall and winter.

You may not realize it, but how comfortable you feel inside has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Rocky Mount, you’ll notice more people complaining about how hot and uncomfortable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause issues, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even boost your probability of catching a cold or developing a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes.

Dry air can also cause problems 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 warmer 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 Davis Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 540-483-5605 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. If you’d prefer, you can even schedule your appointment online.