Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Southern California home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, it’s actually the perfect time to determine how to make sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air starts to get drier this fall and winter.
You may not have known this, 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 extremely humid in Southern California, 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 increase your chances of catching a cold or developing 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 have wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have issues with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.
Don’t worry, though, because it’s easy to take control of the humidity in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier could help you lower your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to bump up your heat. Balanced humidity levels can make your home feel more comfortable 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 Econo Air a call at (714) 695-6661 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. You have the ability to even schedule your appointment online.