Admit it. We tend to obsess over what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Brampton. The forecast controls our schedules, and can even change 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 could be harmful. But it is possible to find that perfect spot. When a home has excess moisture, the air gets 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 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%. 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 living area, 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 remove extra moisture, lessen 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.
No matter what the forecast is for Brampton, humidity will repeatedly be a factor in your home. Let our experts help you find the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Peel Heating Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Brampton 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 289-201-2226.