Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Considering adding a humidifier to your Colfax home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, now is the time to think about how to make sure 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 your humidity. For instance, when it’s really humid in Colfax, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unbearable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause issues, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your chances 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 notice 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 control the humidity levels 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. Proper humidity levels can make your home feel warmer at a lower temperature. Lowering your thermostat even a few degrees can add up to savings on your utility bill. If you though 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 Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 509-397-3622 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. You have the ability to even schedule your appointment online.