Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Wharton home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, it’s actually the perfect time to consider how to ensure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air starts to get drier this fall and winter. You may not have known this, but the comfort of your indoor air has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s very humid in Wharton, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unbearable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause issues, 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 be a problem for your home in addition to your body. You may have wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have problems with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding. The good news is that it’s easy to control the humidity levels in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier could help you reduce your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to crank 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 Faust Air Conditioning and Heating a call at 979-532-2511 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible. You have the ability to even schedule your appointment online.