Admit it. We tend to obsess over what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Rochester. The weather predictions 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 your health.
Of course, we mean the impact humidity can have when it isn’t monitored.
Balancing humidity is not unlike balancing a low-carb diet. Too much or too little sugar is bad. But it is possible to find that perfect spot. When there is too much moisture in the home, the air can become 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 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 be best 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 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 decrease extra moisture, reduce 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.
Regardless of the forecast for Rochester, humidity will continually be a factor in your home. Let us help you find the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Rochester 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 603-923-4570.