Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Aurora home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. 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. Some people don’t realize it, but how comfortable you feel inside has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Aurora, 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 maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even boost your probability of catching a cold or fighting a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes. Dry air can also affect 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 may also help you reduce 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 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 Service Plus Mechanical a call at 630-809-6319 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels. If it’s easier, you can even schedule your appointment online.