Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

August 26, 2015

Considering adding a humidifier to your Phoenix home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, it’s actually the perfect time to consider how to be sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets drier this fall and winter.

You may not realize it, but how comfortable you feel inside has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Phoenix, 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 raise your likelihood of catching a cold or picking up 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 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 lower 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 cozier at a lower temperature. Being able to adjust your thermostat even a few degrees can add up to savings on your utility bill.

While you may have thought 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 Integrity AC & Heating LLC a call at 602-971-0567 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels.