Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Lawrence home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, truly the best time to think about how to make sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets drier this fall and winter. You may not realize it, but how comfortable you feel inside has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Lawrence, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unpleasant it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause issues, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your chances of catching a cold or developing 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 see 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 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 bump up your heat. Proper humidity levels can make your home feel warmer 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 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 Scott Temperature a call at 785-843-2244 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. If it’s easier, you can even schedule your appointment online.