Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Marshall home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, truly the best time to consider how to make sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets drier this fall and winter. You may not 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 Marshall, 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 increase your chances of catching a cold or developing 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 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 decrease 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 cozier 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 All Elements Heating & Air LLC a call at 903-702-3941 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.