Humidifiers: the Unexpected Comfort Provider08/26/2015 Contemplating adding a humidifier to your Napoleon and Northwest Ohio home when you’re currently trying to escape the humidity outdoors this summer may seem unpleasant. 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. Some people don’t realize it, but how comfortable your indoor air is has a lot to do with humidity levels. For instance, when it’s really humid in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio, you’ll notice more people complaining about how hot and uncomfortable 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 boost your likelihood of catching a cold or developing 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 problems 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 lower your energy costs in the winter because drier air feels colder and may cause you to turn up your heat. The right humidity levels can make your home feel more comfortable 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 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 Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. a call at 419-592-4756 to find out which indoor air quality equipment will maximize your comfort level. You have the ability to even schedule your appointment online.