Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

August 26, 2015

Considering adding a humidifier to your Paso Robles home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, truly the best time to consider 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 have known this, but how comfortable you feel inside has a lot to do with the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s really humid in Paso Robles, 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 maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your probability 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.

The good news is that it’s easy to take control of the humidity in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier may also help you lower your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to turn up your heat. Balanced humidity levels can make your home feel warmer at a lower temperature. Adjusting 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 Paso Robles Heating and Air a call at 805-203-8667 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level.