Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Wyandotte home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, truly the best time to think about how to ensure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air becomes drier this fall and winter. You may not have known this, but how comfortable your indoor air is has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Wyandotte, 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 irritating shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even boost your probability of catching a cold or fighting a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes. Dry air can also affect your home in addition to your body. You may notice wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also experience 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 could help you lower your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to crank up your heat. Balanced humidity levels can make your home feel warmer at a lower temperature. Adjusting 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 Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 734-284-1224 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels. You have the ability to even schedule your appointment online.