Humidifier

Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

While it may be tough to think about adding a humidifier to your Libertyville home while it’s still officially summer, now may be the perfect time to do so to make sure you’re prepped for drier air this fall and winter. While humidity isn’t normally thought of when considering indoor air quality, it should be.

Humidity plays a big role in our comfort. After all, remember the last time Libertyville had a day (or week…or month) of high humidity. That’s usually 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 higher static electricity, dry lips and hair, a scratchy nose and chapped lips to name a few. Dry air leads to an increased chance of your mucous membranes drying out, making it easier for you to catch 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 because of the lack of humidity. You could also notice peeling wallpaper or gaps in your baseboards and other molding.

Of course, there’s no reason you can’t regulate the humidity levels in your home, making it that much more comfortable when you walk in the door. Plus, utilizing a humidifier can help you save energy and could decrease your air conditioner service costs.

Having control over your 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 every month as well, likely saving you money throughout the year.

Indoor air quality isn’t specifically limited to ventilation, air filtration or air purification. Humidity plays a big role in our comfort, so why not make your air the most comfortable it can be. If you’re curious as to which indoor air quality product could be perfect for your home and budget, give the team at Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical a call at 847-362-0262.

Back To Blog