Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Odessa home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, it’s actually the perfect time to think about how to make sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets drier this fall and winter.
Some people don’t realize it, but how comfortable you feel inside has a lot to do with the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s very humid in Odessa, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unbearable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause issues, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and irritating shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your probability of catching a cold or picking up 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 see wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also experience 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 has the potential to help you lower 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 warmer 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 Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 432-237-0168 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level.