Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Saint Peters home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, truly the best time to determine 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 the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s really humid in Saint Peters, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unpleasant it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause problems, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even boost your probability 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. The good news is that it’s easy to take control of the humidity in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier may also help you reduce 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 cozier at a lower temperature. Adjusting 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 C-N-O Comfort Zone a call at 636-578-1777 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.