Admit it. We tend to fixate on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Savannah. 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 your health.
Of course, we are talking about how humidity can get out of control if you aren’t watching it.
Balancing humidity is similar to balancing a low-carb diet. Too much or too little could be harmful. However, there is a sweet spot in the middle. When a home has excess moisture, the air gets stuffy and feels warmer than actual temperatures. Microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses thrive on this environment. When there’s a low amount of 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 appropriate for comfort. But if you want an environment that’s free from microbes and that won’t damage wood, the humidity levels will need to be kept between 45% and 50%. A steam humidifier and a dehumidifier are the answer.
Whole-home central humidifiers control humidity within 1% of your preferred 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, lessen 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.
It doesn’t matter what the forecast is for Savannah, humidity will repeatedly be a factor in your home. Let us help you find the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Coastal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Savannah 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 912-208-2399.