Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Plainfield home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, now is the time to determine how to make sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets drier this fall and winter. Some people don’t realize it, but the comfort of your indoor air has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s really humid in Plainfield, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unpleasant it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause discomfort, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even increase your probability of catching a cold or fighting a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes. Dry air can also be a problem for 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. The good news is that it’s easy to take control of the humidity 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 bump up your heat. Balanced humidity levels can make your home feel cozier at a lower temperature. Being able to adjust your thermostat even a few degrees can add up to savings on your utility bill. While you may have thought 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 PWA Heating & Cooling Inc a call at 815-768-6656 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. If it’s easier, you can even schedule your appointment online.