Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Crestview 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 consider how to make sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air becomes 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 really humid in Crestview, you’ll notice more people complaining about how hot and uncomfortable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause problems, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and irritating 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 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. Don’t worry, though, because 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 bump up your heat. Proper humidity levels can make your home feel more comfortable at a lower temperature. Adjusting 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 Gordon Air Conditioning a call at 850-682-5509 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. You have the ability to even schedule your appointment online.