Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Boynton Beach home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, now is the time to consider how to make 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 you feel inside has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Boynton Beach, 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 irritating shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even increase your chances 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.
It’s not all bad news, though, because it’s easy to take control of the humidity in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier could help you decrease your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to turn up your heat. Proper humidity levels can make your home feel cozier at a lower temperature. Lowering 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 A2Z Air Inc a call at 561-270-6228 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible.