Admit it. We tend to fixate on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Wheeling. The weather outlook controls our schedules, and can even change our emotions. And what we may not realize is that weather patterns impact everything inside our homes, from furniture to your health.
Of course, we are talking about how humidity can get out of control if you aren’t watching it.
Balancing humidity is like balancing a low-carb diet. Too much or too little could be harmful. But it is possible to find that perfect spot. When there is too much moisture in the home, the air can become stuffy and feels warmer than actual temperatures. Microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses thrive on this environment. When there’s too little moisture, skin can become 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 will need to be kept between 45% and 50%. You will have an easier time achieving this range with a steam humidifier and a dehumidifier.
Whole-home central humidifiers keep humidity within 1% of your desired levels throughout your home, creating a healthier home, lessening dry sinuses, itchy skin and sore throats, and keeping wood from cracking or warping. It may also reduce the occurrences of bacteria, viruses and respiratory infections.
Whole-home central dehumidifiers decrease extra moisture, diminish dust mites and mold, and also protect wood from damage. Plus, they are way easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products.
Regardless of the forecast for Wheeling, humidity will repeatedly be a factor in your home. Let our experts help you reach the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Wheeling today. We’ll help you control 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 847-250-6729.