Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Wharton home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem like the last thing you want to do. However, truly the best time to think about how to be sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air starts to get drier this fall and winter.
You may not realize it, but how comfortable your indoor air is has a lot to do with the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Wharton, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unpleasant it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause issues, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your likelihood of catching a cold or fighting 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 experience peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.
Don’t worry, though, because it’s easy to control the humidity levels in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier could help you lower your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to bump up your heat. Proper humidity levels can make your home feel more comfortable at a lower temperature. Adjusting 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 Faust Air Conditioning and Heating a call at 979-323-6130 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible.