Admit it. We tend to focus on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Winnipeg. The weather outlook 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 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 could be harmful. 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 flourish in this environment. When there’s a low amount of 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%. To help, a steam humidifier and a dehumidifier can provide a great solution.
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 eliminate extra moisture, reduce dust mites and mold, and also shield wood from damage. Plus, they are way easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products.
Regardless of the forecast for Winnipeg, humidity will continually be a factor in your home. Let our technicians help you find the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Winnipeg 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. Call us now at 204-800-0613.