Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Air Quality

Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Odessa home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem like the last thing you want to do. 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 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 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 maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even increase your probability of catching a cold or picking up 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 see 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 control the humidity levels in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier could help you lower your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to bump up your heat. The right humidity levels can make your home feel cozier at a lower temperature. Adjusting 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 Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 432-333-2208 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible. 

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