Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Ballwin home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. 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 have known this, but the comfort of your indoor air has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s very humid in Ballwin, you’ll notice more people complaining about how hot and uncomfortable 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 likelihood of catching a cold or fighting a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes. Dry air can also cause problems 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 take control of the humidity in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier could help you decrease your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to turn 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 known you could 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 Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 636-391-7377 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. If you’d prefer, you can even schedule your appointment online.