While it may be difficult to think about adding a humidifier to your Norton home while it’s still formally summer, now may be the best time to do so to ensure you’re ready for drier air when it cools down. While humidity isn’t usually thought of when considering indoor air quality, it should be.
Humidity plays a huge role in our comfort. After all, think about the last time Norton had a day (or week…or month) of high humidity. That’s normally when you hear people saying, “It’s not the heat, it’s that darn humidity.” On the flip side of this, air that is too dry also comes with its own issues, from dry skin to a scratchy throat.
Having low humidity in your home can also mean more static electricity, dry lips and hair, a scratchy nose and chapped lips to name a few. Dry air leads to a greater chance of your mucous membranes drying out, making it easier for you to end up with a cold or develop a respiratory illness.
Your home can also be affected by the lack of a humidifier as well, as woodwork and furniture can end up with splitting, separation or warping because of the lack of humidity. You might also notice peeling wallpaper or gaps in your baseboards and other molding.
Of course, there’s no reason you can’t control the humidity levels in your home, making it that much more comfortable when you walk in the door. Plus, using a humidifier can help you save energy and potentially lower your air conditioner service costs.
Having humidity under control also means you can have the thermostat set a few degrees warmer or cooler dependent on the season, because humid air feels more comfortable. Those few degrees have the ability to make an impact on your energy bill every month as well, likely saving you money throughout the year.
Indoor air quality isn’t strictly limited to ventilation, air filtration or air purification. Humidity plays a huge role in our comfort, so why not make your air the most comfortable it can be. If you’re curious as to which indoor air quality product might be best for your home and budget, give the pros at HCE Systems Inc a call at 276-302-0076.