Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Marshalltown 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 consider how to be sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air starts to get 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 really humid in Marshalltown, 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 maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even boost your probability of catching a cold or picking up 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 have wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have problems with 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 has the potential to help you decrease your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to bump up your heat. The right humidity levels can make your home feel warmer at a lower temperature. Adjusting 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 B & G HVAC a call at 641-752-3429 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible. You have the ability to even schedule your appointment online.