Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Columbia home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, it’s actually the perfect time to think about how to make 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 your indoor air is has a lot to do with the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Columbia, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unpleasant it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause issues, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your chances of catching a cold or fighting 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 see wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have issues 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 could 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 warmer 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 Alltemp Comfort Services LLC a call at 803-318-6995 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. If it’s easier, you can even schedule your appointment online.