Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Considering adding a humidifier to your Shelby Township home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, now is the time to think about how to be 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 the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Shelby Township , 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 irritating shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even boost your likelihood of catching a cold or fighting 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 have 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 take control of the humidity in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier could help you reduce your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to turn up your heat. The right humidity levels can make your home feel more comfortable 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 Mr. Air Repair a call at 586-262-4258 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. If you’d prefer, you can even schedule your appointment online.