Admit it. We tend to obsess over what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Overland Park. The weather predictions controls our schedules, and can even change our emotions. And what we may not realize is that weather patterns impact everything inside our homes, from furniture to health.
Of course, we mean the impact humidity can have when it isn’t monitored.
Balancing humidity is not unlike balancing a low-carb diet. Too much or too little sugar is bad. However, there is a sweet spot in the middle. When there is too much moisture in the home, the air gets stuffy and feels warmer than actual temperatures. Microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses thrive on 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%. You will have an easier time achieving this range with a steam humidifier and a dehumidifier.
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.
It doesn’t matter what the forecast is for Overland Park, humidity will continually be a factor in your home. Let our technicians help you achieve the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing in Overland Park 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 816-787-0500.