Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Denver home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, now is the time to determine how to make sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets drier this fall and winter. You may not realize it, but the comfort of your indoor air has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Denver, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unbearable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause problems, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even increase your probability of catching a cold or fighting a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes. Dry air can also affect your home in addition to your body. You may have 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 manage the humidity level 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 bump up your heat. Proper humidity levels can make your home feel cozier 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 Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 303-452-4146 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. You have the ability to even schedule your appointment online.