Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Norco and St. Charles Parish home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, it’s actually the perfect time to determine how to be sure 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 the comfort of your indoor air has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s really humid in Norco and St. Charles Parish, you’ll notice more people complaining about how hot and uncomfortable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause problems, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and irritating shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even increase your chances of catching a cold or picking up 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 have wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have problems with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.
The good news is that it’s easy to manage the humidity level in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier may also 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. 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 Mayeuxs AC & Heating a call at (985) 764-2426 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels.