Admit it. We tend to fixate on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Atlanta. The forecast controls our schedules, and can even alter 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 not unlike balancing a low-carb diet. Too much or too little sugar is bad. But there’s a sweet spot in the middle. When there is too much moisture in the home, the air can get stuffy and feels warmer than actual temperatures. Microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses love this environment. When there’s too little 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 appropriate for comfort. But if you want an environment that’s free from microbes and that won’t damage wood, the humidity levels should be maintained 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 preferred 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, lessen dust mites and mold, and also shield 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 Atlanta, humidity will repeatedly be a factor in your home. Let our experts help you find the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air in Atlanta 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 678-235-9699.