Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Considering adding a humidifier to your Colorado Springs home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, it’s actually the perfect time to determine how to make 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 the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s really humid in Colorado Springs, 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 irritating shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even boost your chances of catching a cold or developing 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 have wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have problems with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding. It’s not all bad news, though, because it’s easy to manage the humidity level in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier has the potential to help you reduce your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to bump up your heat. Balanced 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 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 Triton HVAC & Refrigeration a call at 719-332-3458 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. If it’s easier, you can even schedule your appointment online.