Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Midlothian home when you’re currently trying 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 starts to get drier this fall and winter. You may not realize it, but how comfortable your indoor air is has a lot to do with your humidity. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Midlothian, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unbearable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause problems, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your likelihood of catching a cold or fighting 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 have issues with peeling wallpaper and gaps in your baseboards and other molding. It’s not all bad news, though, because it’s easy to take control of the humidity in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier could help you reduce 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 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 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 Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. a call at 804-372-0313 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.