Humidifier

Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Alliance home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, now is the time to think about how to ensure 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 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 Alliance, 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 raise your chances 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 have problems with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.

It’s not all bad news, though, because it’s easy to take control of the humidity in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier may also help you reduce 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 warmer 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 Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces a call at 308-646-3827 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. 

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