Humidifier

Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Considering adding a humidifier to your Wisconsin Rapids home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, truly the best time to consider how to ensure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air starts to get drier this fall and winter.

You may not realize it, but the comfort of your indoor air has a lot to do with the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s really humid in Wisconsin Rapids, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unbearable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause discomfort, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even boost your chances of catching a cold or fighting 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 have issues with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.

Don’t worry, though, because it’s easy to control the humidity levels in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier may also help you decrease your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to turn up your heat. Balanced 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 Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc a call at 715-421-5555 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible. If it’s easier, you can even schedule your appointment online.