Admit it. We tend to focus on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Miami. The weather predictions 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 sugar is bad. However, there is 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 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%. 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 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 remove extra moisture, reduce 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 Miami, humidity will repeatedly be a factor in your home. Let our technicians help you achieve the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Miami 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. Give us a call at 305-440-1505.