Admit it. We tend to obsess over what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in London. The forecast controls our schedules, and can even affect our emotions. And what we may not realize is that weather patterns also have an effect everything inside our homes, from furniture to our family’s health.
Of course, we mean the impact humidity can have when it isn’t monitored.
Balancing humidity is like balancing a low-carb diet. Too much or too little could be harmful. But there’s a sweet spot in the middle. With too much moisture in the house, the air can get 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 appropriate 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 control humidity within 1% of the recommended levels throughout your home, creating a healthier house, lessening dry sinuses, itchy skin and sore throats, and keeping wood from cracking or warping. It can also reduce the occurrences of bacteria, viruses and respiratory infections.
Whole-home central dehumidifiers eliminate extra moisture, diminish dust mites and mold, and also shield wood from damage. Plus, they are a lot easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products.
Regardless of the forecast for London, humidity will continually be a factor in your home. Let our technicians help you find the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in London 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 226-270-1164.