Humidity

Humidity: Obtaining the Perfect Moisture Level

HumidityHumidity can be a pain, but even more importantly, it can have a big impact on the quality of the air within your house and your home comfort levels. The United States Environmental Protection Agency urges families to maintain proper humidity levels, saying it is one of the most important ways that you can improve your indoor air quality.

Luckily, you can control it.

The best thing to do is to incorporate a whole-house humidifier and dehumidifier system. Humidity levels ranging from 35% and 50% are ideal for comfort, experts say. But if you are looking for an environment without microbes and that won’t damage wood, the humidity levels should be kept between 45% and 50%. Humidity needs to be balanced properly to ensure your home stays at the right amount.

  • This humidity control chart shows how different types of humidifiers impact the features availableHigher Levels of Moisture – Air may feel stuffy and warmer than the actual temperature in your home and can provide the ideal groundwork for the growth of bacteria and other pollutants.
  • Lower Levels of Moisture – Your body may react by suffering from dry skin, sore throats and respiratory issues. Dry air is also bad for your wooden home furnishings, such as floors, paneling and furniture.

Our techncians can offer a complete offering of quality equipment, and combined with our expert advice and knowledge, will help you maintain proper humidity levels, relax comfortably in your home and breathe easier.

Call Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Buffalo at 716-427-6807 to set up a free appointment. We’ll wring out that wet blanket and hang it up to dry. Not literally, but you get the point.