Admit it. We tend to obsess over what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Hurricane. The weather predictions controls our schedules, and can even alter 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 can be bad. However, there is a sweet spot in the middle. With too much moisture in the house, the air can become stuffy and feels warmer than actual temperatures. Microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses flourish in 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 appropriate for comfort. But if you want an environment that’s free from microbes and that won’t damage wood, the humidity levels will be best between 45% and 50%. To help, a steam humidifier and a dehumidifier can provide a great solution.
Whole-home central humidifiers control humidity within 1% of your desired levels throughout your home, creating a healthier living area, lessening dry sinuses, itchy skin and sore throats, and keeping wood from cracking or warping. It could also reduce the occurrences of bacteria, viruses and respiratory infections.
Whole-home central dehumidifiers decrease extra moisture, diminish dust mites and mold, and also guard wood from damage. Plus, they are way easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products.
No matter what the forecast is for Hurricane, humidity will always be a factor in your home. Let us help you reach the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Teays Valley Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Hurricane 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. Just call 304-760-5088.