Admit it. We tend to fixate on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Richmond. The weather predictions controls our schedules, and can even affect our emotions. And what we may not realize is that weather patterns impact everything inside our homes, from furniture to our family’s 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 it is possible to find that perfect spot. When a home has excess moisture, the air gets stuffy and feels warmer than actual temperatures. Microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses thrive on this environment. When there’s not enough 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 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%. To help, a steam humidifier and a dehumidifier can provide a great solution.
Whole-home central humidifiers maintain humidity within 1% of your desired levels throughout your home, creating a healthier living area, 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, diminish dust mites and mold, and also protect wood from damage. Plus, they are much easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products.
No matter what the forecast is for Richmond, humidity will repeatedly be a factor in your home. Let our experts help you reach the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Richmond 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. Call us now at 804-548-4480.