Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

August 26, 2015

Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Laguna Niguel home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, truly the best time to determine 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 you feel inside has a lot to do with the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s really humid in Laguna Niguel, 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 increase your likelihood of catching a cold or picking up a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes.

Dry air can also be a problem for 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.

The good news is that it’s easy to take control of the humidity in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier has the potential to help you lower 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 warmer 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 Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating a call at 949-525-9119 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible.