Humidity

Humidity: Obtaining the Perfect Moisture Level

HumidityHumidity can be a drag, but even more importantly, it can have a big impact on the quality of your indoor air and your home comfort levels. The United States Environmental Protection Agency urges families to sustain proper humidity levels, saying it is an easy way that you can improve your indoor air quality.

As it turns out, you have control.

The best thing to do is to incorporate a whole-house humidifier and dehumidifier system. Humidity levels ranging from 35% and 50% are the best for comfort, experts say. But if you are looking for an environment that’s free from microbes and that won’t damage wood, the humidity levels would ideally be kept between 45% and 50%. Humidity needs to be balanced correctly to keep you home at the right amount.

  • This humidity control chart shows how different types of humidifiers impact the features availableHigher Levels of Moisture – Air may feel stuffy and warmer than the actual temperature in your home and can provide the strongest basis for the growth of bacteria and other pollutants.
  • Lower Levels of Moisture – Your body may react by suffering from dry skin, sore throats and respiratory issues. Dry air can also harm your wooden home furnishings, such as floors, paneling and furniture.

We have a complete offering of quality equipment, and combined with our expert advice and knowledge, will help you maintain proper humidity levels, relax comfortably in your home and breathe easier.

Give us a call now at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Columbus at 614-334-3192 to set up a free appointment. We’ll wring out that wet blanket and hang it up to dry. Not literally, but you understand.