Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Lodi home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, it’s actually the perfect time to consider 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 you feel inside has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Lodi, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unpleasant it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause problems, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and maddening shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your probability of catching a cold or fighting a respiratory illness because it dries out your protective mucous membranes. Dry air can also affect 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 decrease your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to bump up your heat. The right 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 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 Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 209-368-0556 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. If it’s easier, you can even schedule your appointment online.