Humidifier

Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Considering adding a humidifier to your McHenry home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, it’s actually the perfect time to consider 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 how comfortable your indoor air is has a lot to do with humidity levels. 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 cause problems 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 may also help you decrease your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to turn up your heat. Balanced 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 Jett's Heating & Air Inc. a call at 815-410-1128 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible. 

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