Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Madera home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem like the last thing you want to do. However, now is the time to consider how to make sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets drier this fall and winter. Some people don’t realize it, but the comfort of your indoor air has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s very humid in Madera, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unpleasant 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 probability of catching a cold or developing 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. Don’t worry, 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 turn up your heat. The right humidity levels can make your home feel more comfortable at a lower temperature. Being able to adjust your thermostat even a few degrees can add up to savings on your utility bill. While you may have thought 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 Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. a call at 559-675-1681 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. You have the ability to even schedule your appointment online.