Admit it. We tend to obsess over what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Roanoke. The weather outlook controls our schedules, and can even change 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 like balancing a low-carb diet. Too much or too little can be bad. 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 a low amount of 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 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%. To help, a steam humidifier and a dehumidifier can provide a great solution.
Whole-home central humidifiers keep humidity within 1% of the recommended levels throughout your home, creating a healthier home, 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 remove extra moisture, diminish dust mites and mold, and also guard wood from damage. Plus, they are a lot easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products.
No matter what the forecast is for Roanoke, humidity will repeatedly be a factor in your home. Let our technicians help you reach the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Roanoke 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 540-302-8645.