Air leaks in your home allow warm humid air to escape and draw in drier colder air. Dry indoor air can contribute to dry throat and skin and static shocks. Proper humidity levels keep furniture and your home from drying out and reduce the energy use of your heating system because you will feel warmer at a lower thermostat setting.
- Ask a heating and cooling contractor to check your heating and cooling system to make sure it is operating properly. Also, ask the contractor to check your duct system for air leaks, and proper size and air flow to each room.
- Seal air leaks (Home Sealing) to prevent infiltration of cold, dry air for outside. If you have a tight home you may not need a humidifier.