Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Rapid City home when you’re spending a lot of time 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.
You may not have known this, but the comfort of your indoor air has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Rapid City, 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 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 be a problem for your home in addition to your body. You may notice wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have issues with 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 could help you lower 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. 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 Street Heating and Cooling a call at 605-206-3915 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible.