Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Reeds Spring 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 consider how to make sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets 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 extremely humid in Reeds Spring, you’ll notice more people complaining about how hot and uncomfortable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause discomfort, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even boost your likelihood of catching a cold or picking up 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 have wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have issues with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding. It’s not all bad news, though, because it’s easy to manage the humidity level 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. 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 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 All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc a call at 417-739-4606 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. If you’d prefer, you can even schedule your appointment online.