Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Excelsior Springs 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, it’s actually the perfect time to determine how to be sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air becomes drier this fall and winter. Some people don’t realize it, but how comfortable you feel inside has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s very humid in Excelsior Springs, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unpleasant it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause problems, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your likelihood of catching a cold or developing 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 see wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also experience peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding. The good news is that it’s easy to control the humidity levels in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier could help you lower your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to turn up your heat. The right 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 Colvin's Inc a call at 816-630-2702 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. You have the ability to even schedule your appointment online.