Use Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers to Improve Indoor Air Quality Admit it. We tend to fixate on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Gainesville. The forecast 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 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 sugar is bad. But there’s a sweet spot in the middle. When a home has excess moisture, the air can become stuffy and feels warmer than actual temperatures. Microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses flourish in 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 ideal for comfort. But if you want an environment that’s free from microbes and that won’t damage wood, the humidity levels will need to be kept 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 can also reduce the occurrences of bacteria, viruses and respiratory infections. Whole-home central dehumidifiers decrease 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. Regardless of the forecast for Gainesville, humidity will repeatedly be a factor in your home. Let our experts help you reach the best indoor air quality possible. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Gainesville 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. Give us a call at 352-374-6602.