Humidifier

Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider

Thinking about 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 unpleasant. However, truly the best time to think about how to be sure 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 the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Rapid City, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unbearable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause discomfort, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even increase your likelihood 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 notice wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have problems with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding.

The good news is that it’s easy to control the humidity levels in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier could help you reduce your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to crank up your heat. Proper humidity levels can make your home feel more comfortable 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 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. 

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