Considering adding a humidifier to your Manassas home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem like the last thing you want to do. However, now is the time to consider how to make 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 the comfort of your indoor air has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s really humid in Manassas, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unpleasant it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause discomfort, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and irritating shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even boost your chances 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 see wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have issues with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.
It’s not all bad news, 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 crank up your heat. Proper humidity levels can make your home feel cozier 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 Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. a call at 703-260-1148 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible.