Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Indian River County home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, truly the best time to think about how to be sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air starts to get drier this fall and winter. You may not have known this, 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 Indian River County, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unbearable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause discomfort, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your probability of catching a cold or picking up 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 have wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also experience 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 has the potential to help you reduce 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. Being able to adjust 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 Custom Air Systems Inc a call at 772-571-1080 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.