Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Air Quality

Considering adding a humidifier to your Muskogee home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, truly the best time to think about 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 your indoor air is has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s really humid in Muskogee, 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 annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even boost your probability of catching a cold or fighting 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 problems with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.

Don’t worry, though, because it’s easy to take control of the humidity in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier could help you decrease your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to turn up your heat. Balanced 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 Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. a call at 918-534-8286 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible. 

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