Contemplating adding a humidifier to your La Puente 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 be sure 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 your indoor air is has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in La Puente, 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 irritating 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 be a problem for your home in addition to your body. You may notice wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have issues with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.
It’s not all bad news, though, because it’s easy to control the humidity levels in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier could help you reduce your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to crank up your heat. The right humidity levels can make your home feel more comfortable at a lower temperature. Lowering 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 Temp Air System Inc. a call to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible.