Thinking about adding a humidifier to your the Rio Grande Valley 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 be sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets drier this fall and winter.
You may not realize it, but how comfortable you feel inside has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in the Rio Grande Valley, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unbearable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause discomfort, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even increase your probability of catching a cold or developing 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 notice wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have problems with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.
Don’t worry, though, because it’s easy to control the humidity levels in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier could help you decrease your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to turn up your heat. Proper 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 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 Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. a call at 956-381-1162 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level.