Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Asheville home when you’re spending a lot of time trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. However, it’s actually the perfect time to think about how to make sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets drier this fall and winter. Some people don’t realize it, but how comfortable you feel inside has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s extremely humid in Asheville, 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 irritating shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even raise your chances 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 have wood floors or furniture splitting or warping. You could also experience 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 may also help you lower 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 warmer at a lower temperature. Being able to adjust 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 1st Choice Service Group Inc a call at 828-551-2913 to find out which indoor air quality equipment would be best to keep your home comfort at optimum levels. You have the ability to even schedule your appointment online.