Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Air Quality

Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Fort Pierce home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, it’s actually the perfect time to consider how to ensure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air becomes drier this fall and winter.

You may not have known this, but how comfortable you feel inside has a lot to do with the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s very humid in Fort Pierce, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unbearable 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 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 have wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also experience peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.

It’s not all bad news, though, because it’s easy to take control of the humidity 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. The right humidity levels can make your home feel warmer at a lower temperature. Being able to adjust 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 Nisair Air Conditioning a call at 772-318-4252 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.

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