Admit it. We tend to focus on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Provo. The weather outlook 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 your health.
Of course, we mean the impact humidity can have when it isn’t monitored.
Balancing humidity is similar to balancing a low-carb diet. Too much or too little could be harmful. But there’s 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 thrive on 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 appropriate 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%. 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 your desired levels throughout your home, creating a healthier house, 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 protect wood from damage. Plus, they are way easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products.
No matter what the forecast is for Provo, humidity will always be a factor in your home. Let us help you reach the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Provo today. We’ll help you control the humidity in your home with quality equipment choices, knowledge and expert service—for all makes and models, 24 hours a day. Just call 801-396-0637.