Thinking about adding a humidifier to your West Valley City home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem like the last thing you want to do. However, it’s actually the perfect time to think about how to make sure 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 your indoor air is has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in West Valley City, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unbearable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause discomfort, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your likelihood 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 have wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also experience peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.
Don’t worry, though, because 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 turn up your heat. The right humidity levels can make your home feel cozier at a lower temperature. Adjusting your thermostat even a few degrees can add up to savings on your utility bill.
While you may have thought 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 Systems Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 801-305-4777 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible.