Considering adding a humidifier to your Pacheco home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, truly the best time to think about how to make sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets drier this fall and winter.
You may not have known this, 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 really humid in Pacheco, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unbearable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause discomfort, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your probability of catching a cold or picking up a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes.
Dry air can also affect 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.
Don’t worry, though, because 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 bump up your heat. Proper humidity levels can make your home feel warmer at a lower temperature. Being able to adjust 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 Clean Air HVAC a call at 925-233-6238 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level.