Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Air Quality

While it may be difficult to think about adding a humidifier to your Springfield home while it’s still officially summer, now may be the best time to do so to ensure you’re prepped for drier air this fall and winter. Although humidity isn’t usually thought of when considering indoor air quality, it should be.

Humidity plays a critical role in our comfort. After all, remember the last time Springfield had a day (or week…or month) of high humidity. That’s usually 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 annoyances, from dry skin to a scratchy throat.

Having low humidity in your home can also mean increased static electricity, dry lips and hair, a scratchy nose and chapped lips to name a few. Dry air leads to an increased chance of your mucous membranes drying out, making it easier for you to get 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 have to deal with 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, taking advantage of a humidifier means it can help you save energy and possibly decrease your air conditioner service costs.

Having control over your humidity also means you can have the thermostat set a few degrees warmer or cooler depending on the season, because humid air feels more comfortable. Those few degrees can make an impact on your energy bill month after month as well, possibly saving you money throughout the year.

Indoor air quality isn’t specifically 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 want to know which indoor air quality product may be ideal for your home and budget, give the team at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc a call at 217-210-2662 or schedule an appointment online.

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