Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Northglenn home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, it’s actually the perfect 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.
Some people don’t realize it, but how comfortable you feel inside has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s very humid in Northglenn, 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 irritating shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even increase your likelihood of catching a cold or fighting 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 have 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 may also help you lower your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to crank up your heat. The right 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.
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 Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 303-452-4146 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level.