Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Tuscaloosa home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem like the last thing you want to do. However, it’s actually the perfect time to determine how to be sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air starts to get drier this fall and winter. You may not realize it, but how comfortable your indoor air is has a lot to do with the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s very humid in Tuscaloosa, 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 boost your probability of catching a cold or picking up a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes. Dry air can also be a problem for 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 has the potential to help you lower 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. 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 KDM Service Corporation a call at 205-758-2703 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels. You have the ability to even schedule your appointment online.