Humidifier

Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Considering adding a humidifier to your Irvine home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, truly the best time to consider how to ensure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air becomes drier this fall and winter.

You may not 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 Irvine, 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 annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your likelihood of catching a cold or picking up a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes.

Dry air can also affect 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.

The good news is that it’s easy to take control of the humidity in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier may also 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. 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 True Home Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 949-258-7259 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible. 

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