Humidifier

Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Considering 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, it’s actually the perfect time to determine how to make sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air becomes drier this fall and winter.

You may not have known this, but how comfortable your indoor air is has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s really humid in West Columbia, 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 likelihood 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 notice 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 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. The right 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 803-265-4208 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible. 

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