Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Omaha home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, truly the best time to determine how to ensure 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 the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s very humid in Omaha, you’ll notice more people complaining about how hot and uncomfortable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause issues, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even increase your chances of catching a cold or developing 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 have 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 take control of the humidity 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 turn up your heat. The right humidity levels can make your home feel cozier 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 The Frazier Company a call at 402-628-0206 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level.