Considering adding a humidifier to your Crystal and Twin Cities home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem like the last thing you want to do. 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 you feel inside has a lot to do with the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s really humid in Crystal and Twin Cities, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unpleasant 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 increase 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 have wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have problems with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.
It’s not all bad news, though, because it’s easy to control the humidity levels 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. Balanced 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 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 GV Heating & Air a call at 763-535-2000 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level.