Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Thinking about adding a humidifier to your Abilene home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem like the last thing you want to do. However, now is the time to think about how to be sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air becomes 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 Abilene, you’ll notice more people complaining about how hot and uncomfortable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause issues, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and irritating shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your chances of catching a cold or picking up 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 issues with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding. The good news is that it’s easy to take control of the humidity in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier has the potential to help you lower your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to crank up your heat. Proper humidity levels can make your home feel more comfortable 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 Abilene Air-Tech Inc a call at 325-692-5850 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will keep your home as comfortable as possible. You have the ability to even schedule your appointment online.