Admit it. We tend to obsess over what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Elkhart. The weather outlook controls our schedules, and can even change 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 similar to 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 love this environment. When there’s not enough 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 perfect 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 your preferred 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 eliminate extra moisture, lessen 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.
It doesn’t matter what the forecast is for Elkhart, humidity will always be a factor in your home. Let our technicians help you find the best indoor air quality possible.
Call BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Elkhart 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 574-218-6404.