Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015While it may be difficult to think about adding a humidifier to your East Hanover home while it’s still technically summer, now may be the ideal time to do so to make sure you’re prepared for drier air when it cools down. Even though humidity isn’t usually thought of when considering indoor air quality, it should be. Humidity plays a huge role in our comfort. After all, recall the last time East Hanover had a day (or week…or month) of high humidity. That’s typically when you hear people saying, “It’s not the heat, it’s that darn humidity.” On the flip side of this, air that is too dry also comes with its own problems, from dry skin to a scratchy throat. Having low humidity in your home can also mean higher static electricity, dry lips and hair, a scratchy nose and chapped lips to name a few. Dry air leads to an increased chance of your mucous membranes drying out, making it easier for you to end up with a cold or develop a respiratory illness. Your home could also be affected by the lack of a humidifier as well, as woodwork and furniture can experience splitting, separation or warping as a result of the lack of humidity. You might also notice peeling wallpaper or gaps in your baseboards and other molding. Of course, there’s no reason you can’t keep an eye on the humidity levels in your home, making it that much more comfortable when you walk in the door. Plus, using a humidifier can help you save energy and potentially reduce your air conditioner service costs. Having control over your humidity also means you can have the thermostat set a few degrees warmer or cooler dependent on the season, because humid air feels more comfortable. Those few degrees have the ability to make an impact on your energy bill every month as well, likely saving you money throughout the year. Indoor air quality isn’t specifically limited to ventilation, air filtration or air purification. Humidity plays a big role in our comfort, so why not make your air the most comfortable it can be. If you’re interested as to which indoor air quality product may be perfect for your home and budget, give the team at Effective Service Group, LLC. a call at 973-884-0065 or schedule an appointment online.