Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Chelan and Wenatchee home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, truly the best time to determine how to ensure 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 your indoor air is has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Chelan and Wenatchee, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unpleasant it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause problems, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your likelihood of catching a cold or developing a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes.
Dry air can also cause problems your home in addition to your body. You may see wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have issues 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 could help you lower your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to bump up your heat. Balanced humidity levels can make your home feel warmer at a lower temperature. Being able to adjust 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 Lakeside Heating & Air a call at 509-284-4265 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible.