Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Carpentersville home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, it’s actually the perfect time to think about how to ensure 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 extremely humid in Carpentersville, 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 maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your chances of catching a cold or picking up a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes. Dry air can also cause problems 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. 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 decrease your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to bump up your heat. The right humidity levels can make your home feel more comfortable 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 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 Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc a call at 224-699-9229 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible. If you’d prefer, you can even schedule your appointment online.