Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area 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. Some people don’t 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 Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area, you’ll notice more people complaining about how hot and uncomfortable 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 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 notice wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also experience peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding. The good news is that it’s easy to manage the humidity level 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. 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 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 Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling a call at 816-286-7258 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. If it’s easier, you can even schedule your appointment online.