Considering adding a humidifier to your Winnipeg home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem like the last thing you want to do. However, now is the time to consider how to be sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air starts to get drier this fall and winter.
You may not realize it, but how comfortable you feel inside has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Winnipeg, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unbearable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause issues, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even increase your chances 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.
Don’t worry, though, because it’s easy to take control of the humidity 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 turn up your heat. Proper humidity levels can make your home feel warmer at a lower temperature. Being able to adjust 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 Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 204-272-8128 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible.