Humidifier

Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

While it may be hard to think about adding a humidifier to your Mechanicsville home while it’s still officially summer, now may be the best time to do so to ensure you’re prepped for drier air when it cools down. While 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 a greater 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 can 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 experience peeling wallpaper or gaps in your baseboards and other molding.

Of course, there’s no reason you can’t control 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 could lower your air conditioner service costs.

Having humidity under control also means you can have the thermostat set a few degrees warmer or cooler depending on the season, because humid air feels more comfortable. Those few degrees can make an impact on your energy bill month after month as well, possibly 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 best for your home and budget, give the team at M & S Heating & Air LLC a call at 301-363-4699.

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