Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Los Angeles home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, it’s actually the perfect time to think about how to ensure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air starts to get drier this fall and winter.
You may not realize it, but how comfortable you feel inside has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s really humid in Los Angeles, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unpleasant it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause issues, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your probability of catching a cold or developing 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 notice wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also experience peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.
It’s not all bad news, though, because it’s easy to take control of the humidity in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier could help you lower 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 warmer at a lower temperature. Lowering your thermostat even a few degrees can add up to savings on your utility bill.
If you though you could only 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 AZ Air Conditioning and Heating a call at 800-296-5088 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels.