Admit it. We tend to fixate on what the meteorologist tells us will happen. The weather outlook controls our schedules, and can even affect our emotions. And what we may not realize is that weather patterns also have an effect everything inside our homes, from furniture to our family’s health.
Of course, we mean the impact humidity can have when it isn’t monitored.
Balancing humidity is similar to balancing a low-carb diet. Too much or too little can be bad. However, there is a sweet spot in the middle. When there is too much moisture in the home, the air can get stuffy and feels warmer than actual temperatures. Microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses thrive on this environment. When there’s not enough moisture, skin can get dry, throats get sore, and wooden furniture, flooring and walls—and even instruments—can warp.
Humidity levels between 35% and 50% are perfect for comfort. But if you want an environment that’s free from microbes and that won’t damage wood, the humidity levels should be maintained between 45% and 50%. To help, a steam humidifier and a dehumidifier can provide a great solution.
Whole-home central humidifiers keep humidity within 1% of your desired levels throughout your home, creating a healthier house, lessening dry sinuses, itchy skin and sore throats, and keeping wood from cracking or warping. It can also reduce the occurrences of bacteria, viruses and respiratory infections.
Whole-home central dehumidifiers eliminate extra moisture, lessen dust mites and mold, and also guard wood from damage. Plus, they are much easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products.
Regardless of the forecast, humidity will continually be a factor in your home. Let our experts help you reach the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today. We’ll help you manage the humidity in your home with quality equipment choices, knowledge and expert service—for all makes and models, 24 hours a day. Call us now at 866-397-3787.