Admit it. We tend to fixate on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Salt Lake City. The forecast 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 your 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 can be bad. However, there is 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 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 appropriate 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%. To help, a steam humidifier and a dehumidifier can provide a great solution.
Whole-home central humidifiers control 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 could also reduce the occurrences of bacteria, viruses and respiratory infections.
Whole-home central dehumidifiers remove extra moisture, lessen 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.
No matter what the forecast is for Salt Lake City, humidity will repeatedly be a factor in your home. Let our experts help you achieve the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Salt Lake City 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 801-871-8425.