Admit it. We tend to fixate on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Boise. 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 your 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 flourish in 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 perfect 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%. You will have an easier time achieving this range with a steam humidifier and a dehumidifier.
Whole-home central humidifiers keep humidity within 1% of the recommended levels throughout your home, creating a healthier home, 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 remove extra moisture, reduce dust mites and mold, and also guard wood from damage. Plus, they are a lot easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products.
No matter what the forecast is for Boise, humidity will continually be a factor in your home. Let our technicians help you achieve the best indoor air quality possible.
Call TML Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Boise 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. Give us a call at 208-488-4892.