Admit it. We tend to fixate on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Dayton. The forecast 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 could be harmful. But it is possible to find that perfect spot. With too much moisture in the house, the air can get 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 ideal 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%. A steam humidifier and a dehumidifier are the answer.
Whole-home central humidifiers maintain humidity within 1% of the recommended 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 may also reduce the occurrences of bacteria, viruses and respiratory infections.
Whole-home central dehumidifiers eliminate extra moisture, reduce 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.
Regardless of the forecast for Dayton, humidity will repeatedly be a factor in your home. Let our technicians help you reach the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Dayton 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. Just call 937-503-7896.