Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Air Quality

While it may be tough to think about adding a humidifier to your Kennesaw and surrounding areas home while it’s still officially summer, now may be the ideal time to do so to ensure you’re ready for drier air during the cooler months. While humidity isn’t usually thought of when considering indoor air quality, it should be.

Humidity plays a huge role in our comfort. After all, recall the last time Kennesaw and surrounding areas 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 problems, from dry skin to a scratchy throat.

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

Your home could also be affected by the lack of a humidifier as well, as woodwork and furniture can experience splitting, separation or warping due to the lack of humidity. You could also notice 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 possibly lower your air conditioner service costs.

Having humidity under control 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 month after month as well, likely saving you money throughout the year.

Indoor air quality isn’t strictly limited to ventilation, air filtration or air purification. Humidity plays a huge 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 team at Total Comfort Solutions a call at 404-987-5502 or schedule an appointment online.

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