Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Considering adding a humidifier to your West Palm Beach home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem like the last thing you want to do. However, truly the best time to think about how to ensure 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 the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in West Palm Beach, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unpleasant it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause issues, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your probability of catching a cold or developing 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 notice wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also have issues with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding. Don’t worry, though, because it’s easy to control the humidity levels in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier may also help you decrease your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to turn up your heat. The right humidity levels can make your home feel cozier 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 Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc a call at 561-515-5527 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.