Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

August 26, 2015

Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Jefferson City home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, now is the time to determine how to make sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air becomes drier this fall and winter.

You may not have known this, but the comfort of your indoor air has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s really 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 annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your chances of catching a cold or picking up 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 see 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 take control of the humidity 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 turn up your heat. Balanced humidity levels can make your home feel warmer 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 will maximize your comfort level.