While it may be tough to think about adding a humidifier to your Auburn home while it’s still formally summer, now may be the perfect time to do so to ensure you’re ready for drier air this fall and winter. While humidity isn’t usually thought of when considering indoor air quality, it should be.
Humidity plays a huge role in our comfort. After all, recall the last time Auburn had a day (or week…or month) of high humidity. That’s usually when you hear people saying, “It’s not the heat, it’s that darn humidity.” On the flip side of this, air that is too dry also comes with its own problems, from dry skin to a scratchy throat.
Having low humidity in your home can also mean more static electricity, dry lips and hair, a scratchy nose and chapped lips to name a few. Dry air leads to a higher chance of your mucous membranes drying out, making it easier for you to end up with a cold or develop a respiratory illness.
Your home can also be affected by the lack of a humidifier as well, as woodwork and furniture can then have to deal with splitting, separation or warping because of the lack of humidity. You may also notice peeling wallpaper or gaps in your baseboards and other molding.
Of course, there’s no reason you can’t control the humidity levels in your home, making it that much more comfortable when you walk in the door. Plus, using a humidifier means it can help you save energy and possibly decrease your air conditioner service costs.
Having humidity under control also means you can have the thermostat set a few degrees warmer or cooler dependent on the season, because humid air feels more comfortable. Those few degrees could make an impact on your energy bill every month as well, likely saving you money throughout the year.
Indoor air quality isn’t strictly limited to ventilation, air filtration or air purification. Humidity plays a large role in our comfort, so why not make your air the most comfortable it can be. If want to know which indoor air quality product could be ideal for your home and budget, give the pros at Forster Heating a call at 530-885-8081.