Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Considering adding a humidifier to your Locust home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem like the last thing you want to do. However, now is the time to think about how to be sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets drier this fall and winter. Some people don’t realize it, but the comfort of your indoor air has a lot to do with the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Locust, you’ll notice more people complaining about how hot and uncomfortable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause issues, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and maddening 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 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 control the humidity levels in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier has the potential to help you decrease your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to bump up your heat. Proper 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. If you though 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 Dynamic Comfort Solutions a call at 704-485-5506 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible. If it’s easier, you can even schedule your appointment online.