Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Brandon home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, truly the best time to determine how to be sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air becomes drier this fall and winter.
Some people don’t realize it, but the comfort of your indoor air has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s really humid in Brandon, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unpleasant it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause discomfort, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and maddening 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 affect your home in addition to your body. You may notice wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also experience peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.
The good news is that it’s easy to manage the humidity level in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier has the potential to help you decrease 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 warmer at a lower temperature. Adjusting 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 Brandon Heating and Plumbing a call at 204-728-0180 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level.