Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Considering adding a humidifier to your Bountiful home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, now is the time to consider how to ensure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets 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 very humid in Bountiful, 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 irritating shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even boost your chances of catching a cold or fighting 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 have issues with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding. Don’t worry, though, because it’s easy to take control of the humidity in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier could help you lower 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 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 Craig's Heating & Cooling a call at 801-295-3357 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels. If you’d prefer, you can even schedule your appointment online.