Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Bishop home when you’re doing what you can to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem odd. However, truly the best time to determine how to be sure your indoor air quality is healthy and comfortable when the air gets drier this fall and winter. You may not have known this, but the comfort of your indoor air has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s really humid in Bishop, you’ll notice more people complaining about how unpleasant it is outside. Air that is too dry can also cause discomfort, like dry skin, a scratchy throat and irritating shocks from static electricity. Dry air can even boost your probability 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 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 take control of the humidity in your home with a humidifier. A humidifier could help you lower 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 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 Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 760-784-9034 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. If you’d prefer, you can even schedule your appointment online.