Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Williamsport 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 make sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air starts to get drier this fall and winter.
Some people don’t realize it, but how comfortable your indoor air is has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s very humid in Williamsport, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unbearable 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 chances of catching a cold or developing 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 issues with 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 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 cozier at a lower temperature. Lowering 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 Lycoming Heating Company a call at 570-244-2510 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels.