Considering adding a humidifier to your Booneville 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, truly the best time to consider how to be sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets drier this fall and winter.
Some people don’t realize it, but how comfortable you feel inside has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Booneville, 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 increase your likelihood of catching a cold or picking up 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 see 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 may also help you decrease your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to turn up your heat. Balanced humidity levels can make your home feel more comfortable at a lower temperature. Adjusting your thermostat even a few degrees can add up to savings on your utility bill.
If you though 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 Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC a call at 662-269-8716 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level.