Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Considering 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, truly the best time to think about how to ensure 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 you feel inside has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s very humid in Manassas Park, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unbearable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause discomfort, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even increase your likelihood of catching a cold or picking up 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 see wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also experience 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 reduce 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 cozier 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 Woody's Sudden Service Inc a call at 703-369-5528 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. If it’s easier, you can even schedule your appointment online.