Admit it. We tend to obsess over what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in San Antonio. 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 are talking about how humidity can get out of control if you aren’t watching it.
Balancing humidity is not unlike balancing a low-carb diet. Too much or too little can be bad. But it is possible to find that perfect spot. When there is too much moisture in the home, the air can get stuffy and feels warmer than actual temperatures. Microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses thrive on this environment. When there’s too little moisture, skin gets 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%. A steam humidifier and a dehumidifier are the answer.
Whole-home central humidifiers maintain 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 may also reduce the occurrences of bacteria, viruses and respiratory infections.
Whole-home central dehumidifiers eliminate 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 San Antonio, humidity will repeatedly be a factor in your home. Let us help you reach the best indoor air quality possible.
Call San Antonio Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in San Antonio 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 210-570-9705.