Admit it. We tend to obsess over what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Niagara Falls. The weather outlook controls our schedules, and can even alter our emotions. And what we may not realize is that weather patterns can also impact everything inside our homes, from furniture to our family’s health.
Of course, we are talking about how humidity can get out of control if you aren’t watching it.
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. When there is too much moisture in the home, the air can get stuffy and feels warmer than actual temperatures. Microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses love this environment. When there’s too little 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 perfect 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%. A steam humidifier and a dehumidifier are the answer.
Whole-home central humidifiers maintain humidity within 1% of your preferred 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, diminish dust mites and mold, and also guard wood from damage. Plus, they are much easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products.
It doesn’t matter what the forecast is for Niagara Falls, humidity will continually be a factor in your home. Let us help you achieve the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Niagara Falls today. We’ll help you manage 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 289-273-2229.