Admit it. We tend to obsess over what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Charleston. The weather outlook controls our schedules, and can even alter our emotions. And what we may not realize is that weather patterns also have an effect 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 could be harmful. But it is possible to find that perfect spot. When a home has excess moisture, the air can become stuffy and feels warmer than actual temperatures. Microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses love this environment. When there’s not enough 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 will be best between 45% and 50%. To help, a steam humidifier and a dehumidifier can provide a great solution.
Whole-home central humidifiers maintain 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 eliminate extra moisture, diminish dust mites and mold, and also guard wood from damage. Plus, they are way easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products.
No matter what the forecast is for Charleston, humidity will continually be a factor in your home. Let our technicians help you find the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Charleston today. We’ll help you manage 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 843-410-6103.