Humidifier

Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Mankato area home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, now is the time to think about how to ensure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air becomes drier this fall and winter.

Some people don’t 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 very humid in Mankato area, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unbearable 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 chances 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 have issues with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.

It’s not all bad news, though, because it’s easy to take control of the humidity 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 bump 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.

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 Northern Comfort Inc a call at 507-387-6596 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels. 

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