Use Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers to Improve Indoor Air Quality Admit it. We tend to focus on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Longmont. The weather predictions controls our schedules, and can even affect our emotions. And what we may not realize is that weather patterns also have an effect 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 can be bad. But there’s a sweet spot in the middle. With too much moisture in the house, 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 get 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 be best between 45% and 50%. A steam humidifier and a dehumidifier are the answer. Whole-home central humidifiers maintain 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, reduce dust mites and mold, and also shield wood from damage. Plus, they are much easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products. It doesn’t matter what the forecast is for Longmont, humidity will repeatedly be a factor in your home. Let us help you find the best indoor air quality possible. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Longmont 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 303-647-5749.