Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Air Quality

Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Manassas home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, truly the best time to think about how to be sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air becomes drier this fall and winter.

You may not realize it, but how comfortable you feel inside has a lot to do with the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Manassas, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unpleasant 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 increase your likelihood of catching a cold or picking up 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 have problems 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 has the potential to help you decrease 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 more comfortable 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 Twin Air LLC a call at 703-666-8907 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels. 

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