While it may be hard to think about adding a humidifier to your Mechanicsville home while it’s still technically summer, now may be the perfect time to do so to make sure you’re prepped for drier air when it cools down. Even though humidity isn’t typically thought of when considering indoor air quality, it should be.
Humidity plays a huge role in our comfort. After all, remember the last time Mechanicsville had a day (or week…or month) of high humidity. That’s normally when you hear people saying, “It’s not the heat, it’s that darn humidity.” On the flip side of this, air that is too dry also comes with its own annoyances, from dry skin to a scratchy throat.
Having low humidity in your home can also mean more static electricity, dry lips and hair, a scratchy nose and chapped lips to name a few. Dry air leads to an increased chance of your mucous membranes drying out, making it easier for you to end up with a cold or develop a respiratory illness.
Your home could also be affected by the lack of a humidifier as well, as woodwork and furniture can end up with splitting, separation or warping because of the lack of humidity. You might also notice peeling wallpaper or gaps in your baseboards and other molding.
Of course, there’s no reason you can’t keep an eye on the humidity levels in your home, making it that much more comfortable when you walk in the door. Plus, taking advantage of a humidifier means it can help you save energy and possibly decrease your air conditioner service costs.
Having humidity under control also means you can have the thermostat set a few degrees warmer or cooler based on the season, because humid air feels more comfortable. Those few degrees could make an impact on your energy bill every month as well, potentially saving you money throughout the year.
Indoor air quality isn’t only limited to ventilation, air filtration or air purification. Humidity plays a large role in our comfort, so why not make your air the most comfortable it can be. If want to know which indoor air quality product might be ideal for your home and budget, give the team at M & S Heating & Air LLC a call at 301-363-4699.