Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Thinking about adding a humidifier to your McHenry home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, it’s actually the perfect time to think about how to ensure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets drier this fall and winter. Some people don’t realize it, but the comfort of your indoor air has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in McHenry, 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 maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your probability of catching a cold or fighting a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes. Dry air can also affect your home in addition to your body. You may have wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also experience peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding. It’s not all bad news, though, because it’s easy to control the humidity levels 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. Balanced humidity levels can make your home feel warmer at a lower temperature. Adjusting your thermostat even a few degrees can add up to savings on your utility bill. While you may have thought 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 Jett's Heating & Air Inc. a call at 815-459-4700 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible. You have the ability to even schedule your appointment online.