Humidifier

Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Contemplating adding a humidifier to your West Valley City home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, now is the time to think about how to be sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air starts to get drier this fall and winter.

Some people don’t realize it, but how comfortable you feel inside has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s very humid in West Valley City, 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 annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even increase your chances of catching a cold or developing a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes.

Dry air can also cause problems your home in addition to your body. You may see wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have issues with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.

The good news is that it’s easy to manage the humidity level 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 bump up your heat. The right humidity levels can make your home feel cozier at a lower temperature. Being able to adjust 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 Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 801-305-4777 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels. 

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