Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

August 26, 2015

Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Bend home when you’re currently trying 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 realize it, 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 extremely humid in Bend, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unpleasant 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 increase your likelihood of catching a cold or fighting 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 manage the humidity level 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 crank up your heat. Balanced humidity levels can make your home feel more comfortable at a lower temperature. Lowering 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 Tri County Climate Control LLC a call at 541-238-2797 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels.