Humidifier

Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Considering adding a humidifier to your Brighton home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, it’s actually the perfect time to consider how to be sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air starts to get 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 very humid in Brighton, 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 annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even increase your likelihood of catching a cold or developing 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 notice wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have problems with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.

It’s not all bad news, though, because it’s easy to control the humidity levels 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 bump up your heat. Balanced 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.

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 D & D Heating & AC a call at 720-316-1401 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels. 

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