Humidity can be a drag, but even more importantly, it can have a big impact on the quality of the air within your house and your home comfort levels. The United States Environmental Protection Agency urges families to maintain proper humidity levels, saying it is an important and simple way to improve air quality in the home.
As it turns out, you can control it.
The best thing to do is to install a whole-house humidifier and dehumidifier system. Humidity levels in the range of 35% and 50% are ideal for comfort, experts say. But if you want an environment that doesn’t include microbes and that won’t damage wood, the humidity levels should be kept between 45% and 50%. Humidity should be balanced properly to keep you home at the right amount.
- Higher Levels of Moisture – Air may feel stuffy and warmer than the actual temperature in your home and can provide the ideal groundwork for the growth of bacteria and other pollutants.
- Lower Levels of Moisture – Your body may react by developing dry skin, sore throats and respiratory issues. Dry air may also harm your wooden home furnishings, such as floors, paneling and furniture.
Our techncians can offer a complete offering of quality equipment, and combined with our expert advice and knowledge, will help you maintain proper humidity levels, relax comfortably in your home and breathe easier.
Give us a call now at Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Champaign at 217-689-2469 to set up a free appointment. We’ll wring out that wet blanket and hang it up to dry. Not literally, but you know what we mean.