Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Santee home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem like the last thing you want to do. However, it’s actually the perfect time to think about how to be sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air becomes drier this fall and winter. Some people don’t realize it, but how comfortable your indoor air is has a lot to do with the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Santee, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unpleasant it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause discomfort, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even boost your probability 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 have wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also experience peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding. Don’t worry, though, because it’s easy to take control of the humidity in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier could help you decrease your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to turn up your heat. Proper humidity levels can make your home feel cozier at a lower temperature. Adjusting 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 Aireforce Heating & Air Inc a call at 619-448-2470 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels. If you’d prefer, you can even schedule your appointment online.