Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Macon home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, now is the 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 have known this, but how comfortable you feel inside has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s really humid in Macon, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unpleasant it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause discomfort, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and irritating shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even increase your probability 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 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 control the humidity levels in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier may also help you lower 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. Lowering 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 Air Temperature Control a call at 478-784-1109 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. If you’d prefer, you can even schedule your appointment online.