Admit it. We tend to focus on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Fort Wayne. The weather predictions controls our schedules, and can even affect our emotions. And what we may not realize is that weather patterns also have an effect everything inside our homes, from furniture to 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 gets stuffy and feels warmer than actual temperatures. Microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses flourish in this environment. When there’s a low amount of moisture, skin gets 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%. 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 house, 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 remove extra moisture, reduce dust mites and mold, and also shield wood from damage. Plus, they are a lot easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products.
Regardless of the forecast for Fort Wayne, humidity will repeatedly be a factor in your home. Let our experts help you reach the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Fort Wayne 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. Just call 260-557-1275.