Admit it. We tend to focus on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Antioch. The weather outlook 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 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 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 love 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 ideal 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%. To help, a steam humidifier and a dehumidifier can provide a great solution.
Whole-home central humidifiers keep humidity within 1% of your desired 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, lessen dust mites and mold, and also guard wood from damage. Plus, they are much easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products.
Regardless of the forecast for Antioch, humidity will always be a factor in your home. Let us help you achieve the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Freschi Service Experts in Antioch 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. Just call 925-384-1303.