Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Air Quality

Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Lexington home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem like the last thing you want to do. However, now is the time to consider 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 your indoor air is has a lot to do with the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s really humid in Lexington, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unbearable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause problems, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your likelihood of catching a cold or fighting a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes.

Dry air can also affect 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 control the humidity levels in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier could help you reduce your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to bump up your heat. Balanced 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.

While you may have known you could 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 Kelley Mechanical a call at 859-209-3003 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. 

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