Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Considering adding a humidifier to your Tampa Bay home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, it’s actually the perfect time to consider how to ensure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air starts to get drier this fall and winter. Some people don’t realize it, but the comfort of your indoor air has a lot to do with the level of humidity in your home. For instance, when it’s very humid in Tampa Bay, you’ll notice more people complaining about how hot and uncomfortable it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause discomfort, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and annoying shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your likelihood of catching a cold or picking up 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 manage the humidity level in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier could help you decrease your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to crank 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 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 Langford Cooling a call at 813-898-9553 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.