While it may be tough to think about adding a humidifier to your Naples home while it’s still technically summer, now may be the ideal time to do so to make sure you’re ready for drier air during the cooler months. Even though humidity isn’t usually thought of when considering indoor air quality, it should be.
Humidity plays a big role in our comfort. After all, recall the last time Naples had a day (or week…or month) of high humidity. That’s typically when you hear people saying, “It’s not the heat, it’s that darn humidity.” On the flip side of this, air that is too dry also comes with its own annoyances, from dry skin to a scratchy throat.
Having low humidity in your home can also mean more static electricity, dry lips and hair, a scratchy nose and chapped lips to name a few. Dry air leads to a greater chance of your mucous membranes drying out, making it easier for you to get a cold or develop a respiratory illness.
Your home can also be affected by the lack of a humidifier as well, as woodwork and furniture can then have to deal with splitting, separation or warping due to the lack of humidity. You could also have to deal with peeling wallpaper or gaps in your baseboards and other molding.
Of course, there’s no reason you can’t control the humidity levels in your home, making it that much more comfortable when you walk in the door. Plus, using a humidifier can help you save energy and potentially decrease your air conditioner service costs.
Having controlled humidity also means you can have the thermostat set a few degrees warmer or cooler dependent on the season, because humid air feels more comfortable. Those few degrees can make an impact on your energy bill each month as well, likely saving you money throughout the year.
Indoor air quality isn’t strictly limited to ventilation, air filtration or air purification. Humidity plays a large role in our comfort, so why not make your air the most comfortable it can be. If you’re interested as to which indoor air quality product may be ideal for your home and budget, give the team at Speedy Air Conditioning a call at 239-244-3439.