Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

August 26, 2015

Considering adding a humidifier to your Mobile 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 starts to get drier this fall and winter.

Some people don’t realize it, but how comfortable your indoor air is has a lot to do with the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Mobile, you’ll notice more people complaining about how hot and uncomfortable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause problems, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even increase your chances of catching a cold or developing 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 control the humidity levels in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier has the potential to help you reduce your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to bump up your heat. The right 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.

If you though 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 Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc a call at 251-471-2674 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels.