Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015While it may be tough to think about adding a humidifier to your Mount Pleasant home while it’s still officially summer, now may be the perfect time to do so to assure you’re prepared for drier air this fall and winter. While humidity isn’t typically thought of when considering indoor air quality, it should be. Humidity plays a huge role in our comfort. After all, think about the last time Mount Pleasant had a day (or week…or month) of high humidity. That’s normally when you hear people saying, “It’s not the heat, it’s that darn humidity.” On the flip side of this, air that is too dry also comes with its own problems, from dry skin to a scratchy throat. Having low humidity in your home can also mean increased static electricity, dry lips and hair, a scratchy nose and chapped lips to name a few. Dry air leads to an increased chance of your mucous membranes drying out, making it easier for you to get a cold or develop a respiratory illness. Your home could also be affected by the lack of a humidifier as well, as woodwork and furniture can experience splitting, separation or warping due to the lack of humidity. You may also have to deal with peeling wallpaper or gaps in your baseboards and other molding. Of course, there’s no reason you can’t regulate the humidity levels in your home, making it that much more comfortable when you walk in the door. Plus, utilizing a humidifier has the ability to help you save energy and possibly decrease your air conditioner service costs. Having humidity under control also means you can have the thermostat set a few degrees warmer or cooler dependent on the season, because humid air feels more comfortable. Those few degrees can make an impact on your energy bill every month as well, likely saving you money throughout the year. Indoor air quality isn’t only limited to ventilation, air filtration or air purification. Humidity plays a big role in our comfort, so why not make your air the most comfortable it can be. If want to know which indoor air quality product could be ideal for your home and budget, give the experts at Olde Towne Heating & Air a call at 843-856-1433 or schedule an appointment online.