Admit it. We tend to fixate on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Gaithersburg. The weather outlook controls our schedules, and can even affect our emotions. And what we may not realize is that weather patterns can also impact everything inside our homes, from furniture to health.
Of course, we’re referring to humidity left uncontrolled.
Balancing humidity is like 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 become stuffy and feels warmer than actual temperatures. Microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses thrive on this environment. When there’s too little 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 appropriate for comfort. But if you want an environment that’s free from microbes and that won’t damage wood, the humidity levels will be best between 45% and 50%. You will have an easier time achieving this range with a steam humidifier and a dehumidifier.
Whole-home central humidifiers control 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 may 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.
It doesn’t matter what the forecast is for Gaithersburg, humidity will always be a factor in your home. Let our experts help you find the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Gaithersburg 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. Just call 301-476-4577.