Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Considering adding a humidifier to your Raceland home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, now is the time to think about how to ensure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air becomes 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 Raceland, 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 annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even increase your probability of catching a cold or fighting 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 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 has the potential to 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 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 Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service a call at 985-537-6795 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels. If you’d prefer, you can even schedule your appointment online.