While it may be hard to think about adding a humidifier to your Ballwin and St. Charles home while it’s still technically summer, now may be the best time to do so to make sure you’re prepped for drier air during the cooler months. Even though humidity isn’t usually thought of when considering indoor air quality, it should be.
Humidity plays a critical role in our comfort. After all, remember the last time Ballwin and St. Charles had a day (or week…or month) of high humidity. That’s usually when you hear people saying, “It’s not the heat, it’s that darn humidity.” On the flip side of this, air that is too dry also comes with its own problems, from dry skin to a scratchy throat.
Having low humidity in your home can also mean higher static electricity, dry lips and hair, a scratchy nose and chapped lips to name a few. Dry air leads to an increased chance of your mucous membranes drying out, making it easier for you to get a cold or develop a respiratory illness.
Your home could also be affected by the lack of a humidifier as well, as woodwork and furniture can experience splitting, separation or warping due to the lack of humidity. You may also have to deal with peeling wallpaper or gaps in your baseboards and other molding.
Of course, there’s no reason you can’t control the humidity levels in your home, making it that much more comfortable when you walk in the door. Plus, using a humidifier means it can help you save energy and could decrease your air conditioner service costs.
Having controlled humidity also means you can have the thermostat set a few degrees warmer or cooler depending on the season, because humid air feels more comfortable. Those few degrees have the ability to make an impact on your energy bill each month as well, possibly saving you money throughout the year.
Indoor air quality isn’t only limited to ventilation, air filtration or air purification. Humidity plays a large role in our comfort, so why not make your air the most comfortable it can be. If want to know which indoor air quality product might be perfect for your home and budget, give the team at Air Alliance Team a call at 636-206-4250.