Considering adding a humidifier to your Bartlesville home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, now is the time to think about how to make sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets drier this fall and winter.
You may not have known this, but how comfortable your indoor air is has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Bartlesville, 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 raise your likelihood of catching a cold or fighting 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 have problems with 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 could help you reduce your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to bump up your heat. The right humidity levels can make your home feel cozier at a lower temperature. Adjusting your thermostat even a few degrees can add up to savings on your utility bill.
While you may have known you could 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 Farris Heating & Air a call at 918-333-0376 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible.