Use Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers to Improve Indoor Air Quality Admit it. We tend to obsess over what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Mobile. The weather outlook controls our schedules, and can even affect our emotions. And what we may not realize is that weather patterns can also impact everything inside our homes, from furniture to your health. Of course, we are talking about how humidity can get out of control if you aren’t watching it. Balancing humidity is not unlike balancing a low-carb diet. Too much or too little sugar is bad. But it is possible to find that perfect spot. With too much moisture in the house, the air gets stuffy and feels warmer than actual temperatures. Microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses thrive on this environment. When there’s not enough 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 perfect 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%. You will have an easier time achieving this range with a steam humidifier and a dehumidifier. Whole-home central humidifiers control humidity within 1% of your preferred levels throughout your home, creating a healthier house, 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 eliminate extra moisture, reduce dust mites and mold, and also shield wood from damage. Plus, they are a lot easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products. Regardless of the forecast for Mobile, humidity will always be a factor in your home. Let our technicians help you find the best indoor air quality possible. Call Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Mobile today. We’ll help you control 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 251-202-7503.