Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

August 26, 2015

Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Manassas Park home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem like the last thing you want to do. However, it’s actually the perfect time to consider how to ensure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air starts to get drier this fall and winter.

You may not have known this, but the comfort of your indoor air has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s really humid in Manassas Park, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unpleasant it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause problems, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and irritating shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your likelihood of catching a cold or fighting 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 see wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have problems with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.

The good news is that it’s easy to manage the humidity level in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier may also help you lower your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to crank up your heat. The right 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.

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 Woody's Sudden Service Inc a call at 703-278-2036 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level.