Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Considering adding a humidifier to your Peoria home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem like the last thing you want to do. However, now is the time to consider how to be 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 Peoria, 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 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 be a problem for your home in addition to your body. You may see wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also experience 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 crank up your heat. The right humidity levels can make your home feel warmer at a lower temperature. Adjusting your thermostat even a few degrees can add up to savings on your utility bill. If you though 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 Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC a call at 309-437-2703 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. You have the ability to even schedule your appointment online.