Humidifier

Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Jefferson City home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem like the last thing you want to do. However, now is the time to determine how to ensure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets drier this fall and winter.

You may not have known this, but the comfort of your indoor air has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s very humid in Jefferson City, 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 increase your chances 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.

Don’t worry, though, because it’s easy to control the humidity levels 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 crank up your heat. Balanced 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.

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 Stieferman Heating Company Inc a call at 573-203-3908 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels. 

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