Admit it. We tend to fixate on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Fort Worth. The weather outlook controls our schedules, and can even affect our emotions. And what we may not realize is that weather patterns also have an effect everything inside our homes, from furniture to health.
Of course, we’re referring to humidity left uncontrolled.
Balancing humidity is not unlike balancing a low-carb diet. Too much or too little could be harmful. But it is possible to find that perfect spot. With too much moisture in the house, the air can get stuffy and feels warmer than actual temperatures. Microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses flourish in this environment. When there’s too little moisture, skin can get 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 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 keep humidity within 1% of your preferred 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 decrease extra moisture, reduce 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.
Regardless of the forecast for Fort Worth, humidity will continually be a factor in your home. Let our experts help you find the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Calverley Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning in Fort Worth 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. Give us a call at 817-380-5647.