Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Muskogee home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, truly the best time to consider how to ensure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air starts to get drier this fall and winter.
You may not have known this, but the comfort of your indoor air has a lot to do with the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Muskogee, 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 annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even boost your likelihood of catching a cold or developing 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 see wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have issues with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.
Don’t worry, though, because it’s easy to manage the humidity level in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier may also help you decrease 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 cozier 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 Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. a call at 918-682-8238 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels.