Considering adding a humidifier to your Pflugerville home when you’re doing what you can 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 ensure 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 very humid in Pflugerville, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unbearable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause issues, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise 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.
Don’t worry, though, because 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 crank up your heat. Proper humidity levels can make your home feel cozier at a lower temperature. Lowering 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 Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 512-355-1482 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible.