Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015While it may be hard to think about adding a humidifier to your Macon home while it’s still technically summer, now may be the perfect time to do so to assure you’re prepared for drier air when it cools down. Although humidity isn’t usually thought of when considering indoor air quality, it should be. Humidity plays a big role in our comfort. After all, recall the last time Macon had a day (or week…or month) of high humidity. That’s typically when you hear people saying, “It’s not the heat, it’s that darn humidity.” On the flip side of this, air that is too dry also comes with its own annoyances, from dry skin to a scratchy throat. Having low humidity in your home can also mean increased static electricity, dry lips and hair, a scratchy nose and chapped lips to name a few. Dry air leads to an increased chance of your mucous membranes drying out, making it easier for you to get a cold or develop a respiratory illness. Your home can also be affected by the lack of a humidifier as well, as woodwork and furniture can then have to deal with splitting, separation or warping due to the lack of humidity. You may also notice peeling wallpaper or gaps in your baseboards and other molding. Of course, there’s no reason you can’t control the humidity levels in your home, making it that much more comfortable when you walk in the door. Plus, using a humidifier has the ability to help you save energy and possibly reduce your air conditioner service costs. Having control over your humidity also means you can have the thermostat set a few degrees warmer or cooler based on the season, because humid air feels more comfortable. Those few degrees have the ability to make an impact on your energy bill each month as well, likely saving you money throughout the year. Indoor air quality isn’t strictly limited to ventilation, air filtration or air purification. Humidity plays a large role in our comfort, so why not make your air the most comfortable it can be. If you’re interested as to which indoor air quality product could be best for your home and budget, give the pros at Air Temperature Control a call at 478-784-1109 or schedule an appointment online.