Humidifier

Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Thinking about adding a humidifier to your West Columbia home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, now is the time to determine how to make sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets drier this fall and winter.

You may not have known this, but the comfort of your indoor air has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s very humid in West Columbia, 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 likelihood 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 see wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also experience 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 has the potential to help you decrease your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to crank up your heat. Proper 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 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 Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. a call at 803-796-9172 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible. You have the ability to even schedule your appointment online.