Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015While it may be tough to think about adding a humidifier to your Humble home while it’s still officially summer, now may be the ideal time to do so to assure you’re prepped for drier air this fall and winter. Although humidity isn’t usually thought of when considering indoor air quality, it should be. Humidity plays a big role in our comfort. After all, remember the last time Humble 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 catch 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 then have to deal with splitting, separation or warping due to the lack of humidity. You could also notice peeling wallpaper or gaps in your baseboards and other molding. Of course, there’s no reason you can’t regulate the humidity levels in your home, making it that much more comfortable when you walk in the door. Plus, utilizing a humidifier has the ability to help you save energy and potentially decrease your air conditioner service costs. Having humidity under control 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 can make an impact on your energy bill month after month as well, potentially saving you money throughout the year. Indoor air quality isn’t specifically limited to ventilation, air filtration or air purification. Humidity plays a huge role in our comfort, so why not make your air the most comfortable it can be. If you’re curious as to which indoor air quality product might be perfect for your home and budget, give the pros at Arrings A/C & Heating a call at 281-713-8304 or schedule an appointment online.