Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Considering adding a humidifier to your Plover home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, now is the time to determine 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 humidity levels. For instance, when it’s really humid in Plover, you’ll notice more people complaining about how hot and uncomfortable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause problems, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and irritating shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even increase your likelihood of catching a cold or developing 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 see wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have issues with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding. The good news is that it’s easy to control the humidity levels 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 crank 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. 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 Point Heating & Cooling a call at 715-345-1979 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. If it’s easier, you can even schedule your appointment online.