Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Considering adding a humidifier to your Greenville home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. 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 your indoor air is has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Greenville, 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 raise your chances of catching a cold or fighting a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes. Dry air can also be a problem for your home in addition to your body. You may have wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have problems with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding. Don’t worry, though, because it’s easy to control the humidity levels in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier could help you lower your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to bump up your heat. Balanced humidity levels can make your home feel more comfortable at a lower temperature. Lowering 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 Ken Parker Service Inc a call at 903-883-2829 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. If it’s easier, you can even schedule your appointment online.