Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Mobile home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, truly the best time to think about how to be sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air becomes drier this fall and winter. You may not realize it, but how comfortable your indoor air is has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Mobile, 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 maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your chances of catching a cold or picking up a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes. Dry air can also affect your home in addition to your body. You may notice wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have problems with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding. Don’t worry, though, because it’s easy to manage the humidity level in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier may also help you decrease your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to turn up your heat. Balanced humidity levels can make your home feel more comfortable at a lower temperature. Adjusting your thermostat even a few degrees can add up to savings on your utility bill. While you may have known you could 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 Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc a call at 251-471-2674 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible. If you’d prefer, you can even schedule your appointment online.