Admit it. We tend to obsess over what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Columbus. The forecast controls our schedules, and can even affect our emotions. And what we may not realize is that weather patterns impact everything inside our homes, from furniture to our family’s health.
Of course, we’re referring to humidity left uncontrolled.
Balancing humidity is not unlike balancing a low-carb diet. Too much or too little could be harmful. However, there is a sweet spot in the middle. With too much moisture in the house, the air can get stuffy and feels warmer than actual temperatures. Microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses love 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 appropriate 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%. You will have an easier time achieving this range with a steam humidifier and a dehumidifier.
Whole-home central humidifiers maintain humidity within 1% of the recommended 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 eliminate extra moisture, diminish dust mites and mold, and also shield wood from damage. Plus, they are much easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products.
No matter what the forecast is for Columbus, humidity will always be a factor in your home. Let us help you find the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Columbus today. We’ll help you regulate 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 614-334-3192.