Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Air Quality

While it may be hard to think about adding a humidifier to your Waxahachie home while it’s still formally summer, now may be the best time to do so to make sure you’re ready for drier air this fall and winter. Although humidity isn’t typically thought of when considering indoor air quality, it should be.

Humidity plays a big role in our comfort. After all, recall the last time Waxahachie had a day (or week…or month) of high humidity. That’s typically when you hear people saying, “It’s not the heat, it’s that darn humidity.” On the flip side of this, air that is too dry also comes with its own annoyances, from dry skin to a scratchy throat.

Having low humidity in your home can also mean higher static electricity, dry lips and hair, a scratchy nose and chapped lips to name a few. Dry air leads to a greater chance of your mucous membranes drying out, making it easier for you to end up with a cold or develop a respiratory illness.

Your home can also be affected by the lack of a humidifier as well, as woodwork and furniture can end up with splitting, separation or warping as a result of the lack of humidity. You might also experience peeling wallpaper or gaps in your baseboards and other molding.

Of course, there’s no reason you can’t regulate the humidity levels in your home, making it that much more comfortable when you walk in the door. Plus, using a humidifier can help you save energy and potentially lower your air conditioner service costs.

Having controlled humidity also means you can have the thermostat set a few degrees warmer or cooler based on the season, because humid air feels more comfortable. Those few degrees could make an impact on your energy bill each month as well, possibly saving you money throughout the year.

Indoor air quality isn’t only limited to ventilation, air filtration or air purification. Humidity plays a big role in our comfort, so why not make your air the most comfortable it can be. If you’re interested as to which indoor air quality product may be perfect for your home and budget, give the pros at C&C Refrigeration Inc. a call at 972-938-0033.

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