Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Tuscaloosa home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, truly the best time to think about how to ensure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets drier this fall and winter.
Some people don’t realize it, but how comfortable your indoor air is has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Tuscaloosa, you’ll notice more people complaining about how hot and uncomfortable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause issues, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and irritating shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even boost your chances 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 reduce your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to turn up your heat. Proper humidity levels can make your home feel more comfortable at a lower temperature. Adjusting 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 KDM Service Corporation a call at 205-208-8090 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels.