Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Lake Forest home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem like the last thing you want to do. However, truly the best time to think about how to make sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air becomes drier this fall and winter.
You may not have known this, but the comfort of your indoor air has a lot to do with the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s really humid in Lake Forest, 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 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 affect 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 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. The right humidity levels can make your home feel warmer at a lower temperature. Being able to adjust 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 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 949-204-0859 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels.