Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

August 26, 2015

Considering adding a humidifier to your Grand Prairie home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, it’s actually the perfect time to think about 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 realize it, but how comfortable you feel inside has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Grand Prairie, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unbearable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause problems, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your chances of catching a cold or fighting a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes.

Dry air can also cause problems your home in addition to your body. You may notice wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have issues with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.

It’s not all bad news, though, because it’s easy to manage the humidity level in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier may also help you reduce your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to crank up your heat. Proper humidity levels can make your home feel warmer at a lower temperature. Lowering 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 Bon Air Service Company a call at 972-332-1028 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level.