Considering adding a humidifier to your Fort Lauderdale home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, truly the best time to determine how to ensure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air starts to get drier this fall and winter.
Some people don’t realize it, but how comfortable you feel inside has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s very humid in Fort Lauderdale, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unpleasant 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 notice wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also experience peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.
It’s not all bad news, though, because it’s easy to manage the humidity level 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 crank up your heat. Balanced humidity levels can make your home feel cozier at a lower temperature. Lowering 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 Solar Air Inc. a call at 954-320-7398 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible.