Admit it. We tend to obsess over what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Jackson. The forecast controls our schedules, and can even alter our emotions. And what we may not realize is that weather patterns can also impact everything inside our homes, from furniture to your 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 can be bad. But there’s a sweet spot in the middle. When a home has excess moisture, the air can get stuffy and feels warmer than actual temperatures. Microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses flourish in this environment. When there’s a low amount of 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 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%. 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 desired levels throughout your home, creating a healthier house, 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 eliminate extra moisture, diminish dust mites and mold, and also shield wood from damage. Plus, they are a lot easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products.
No matter what the forecast is for Jackson, humidity will repeatedly be a factor in your home. Let our experts help you achieve the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Jackson today. We’ll help you regulate 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 601-852-3105.