Use Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers to Improve Indoor Air Quality Admit it. We tend to focus on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Raleigh. The weather outlook controls our schedules, and can even alter 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 like balancing a low-carb diet. Too much or too little could be harmful. But it is possible to find that perfect spot. 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 love 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 ideal 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 control 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 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 protect 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 Raleigh, humidity will continually be a factor in your home. Let our technicians help you reach the best indoor air quality possible. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Raleigh 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 919-578-4329.