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Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

August 26, 2015

Considering adding a humidifier to your Magnolia home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, it’s actually the perfect time to think about how to ensure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets drier this fall and winter.

You may not have known this, 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 Magnolia, you’ll notice more people complaining about how hot and uncomfortable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause problems, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even boost your likelihood of catching a cold or developing a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes.

Dry air can also cause problems 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 manage the humidity level in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier could help you lower your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to crank up your heat. Proper humidity levels can make your home feel warmer 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 JTech Mechanical a call at 281-231-8768 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels.