Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Show Low home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. 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 have known this, but how comfortable you feel inside has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Show Low, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unbearable 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 boost your chances of catching a cold or developing a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes. Dry air can also be a problem for 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. It’s not all bad news, though, because it’s easy to manage the humidity level 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. Proper humidity levels can make your home feel cozier at a lower temperature. Adjusting 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 Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. a call at 928-537-1803 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels. If it’s easier, you can even schedule your appointment online.