Admit it. We tend to fixate on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Buffalo. 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 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 can be bad. But there’s a sweet spot in the middle. With too much moisture in the house, 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 can become 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%. A steam humidifier and a dehumidifier are the answer.
Whole-home central humidifiers control humidity within 1% of the recommended 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 can also reduce the occurrences of bacteria, viruses and respiratory infections.
Whole-home central dehumidifiers eliminate extra moisture, lessen dust mites and mold, and also protect wood from damage. Plus, they are a lot easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products.
It doesn’t matter what the forecast is for Buffalo, humidity will continually be a factor in your home. Let us help you find the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Buffalo 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. Give us a call at 716-427-6807.