Considering adding a humidifier to your Georgetown home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, it’s actually the perfect time to consider how to make sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air becomes drier this fall and winter.
You may not have known this, but how comfortable your indoor air is has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Georgetown, you’ll notice more people complaining about how hot and uncomfortable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause problems, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your likelihood of catching a cold or developing 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 issues with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.
Don’t worry, though, because it’s easy to take control of the humidity in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier has the potential to help you reduce your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to turn up your heat. The right 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.
If you though 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 Miller Climate Control LLC a call at 512-937-2001 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible.