Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Excelsior Springs home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, truly the best time to determine 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 the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s very humid in Excelsior Springs, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unbearable 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 chances of catching a cold or fighting 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.
The good news is that it’s easy to manage the humidity level in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier has the potential to help you reduce your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to bump up your heat. Proper 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 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 Colvin's Heating and Cooling a call at 816-379-3918 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels.