Use Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers to Improve Indoor Air Quality Admit it. We tend to focus on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Kingston. 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 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 sugar is bad. However, there is a sweet spot in the middle. When a home has excess moisture, the air can get 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 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%. A steam humidifier and a dehumidifier are the answer. Whole-home central humidifiers maintain humidity within 1% of your preferred 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 guard 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 Kingston, humidity will always be a factor in your home. Let our technicians help you find the best indoor air quality possible. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Kingston 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. Just call 613-817-1591.