Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Air Quality

Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Anaheim home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, now is the time to think about 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 the comfort of your indoor air has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s really humid in Anaheim, 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 maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even boost your probability 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 experience peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.

It’s not all bad news, though, because it’s easy to manage the humidity level 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 turn up your heat. Balanced humidity levels can make your home feel more comfortable at a lower temperature. Lowering your thermostat even a few degrees can add up to savings on your utility bill.

While you may have thought 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 Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. a call at 714-855-1717 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible. If you’d prefer, you can even schedule your appointment online.

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