Humidity

Humidity: Obtaining the Perfect Moisture Level

HumidityHumidity can be a nuisance, but even more importantly, it can have a big impact on the quality of the air in your home and your home comfort levels. The United States Environmental Protection Agency encourages families to maintain proper humidity levels, saying it is one of the most important ways your home can achieve improved indoor air quality.

As it turns out, we can help you control it.

The best thing to do is to install a whole-house humidifier and dehumidifier system. Humidity levels in the range of 35% and 50% are the best for comfort, experts say. But if you desire an environment that doesn’t include microbes and that won’t damage wood, the humidity levels would ideally be kept between 45% and 50%. Humidity should be maintained appropriately to ensure your home stays at the right amount.

  • This humidity control chart shows how different types of humidifiers impact the features availableHigher Levels of Moisture – Air may feel stuffy and warmer than the actual temperature within your home and can provide the perfect foundation for the growth of bacteria and other pollutants.
  • Lower Levels of Moisture – Your body may react by suffering from dry skin, sore throats and respiratory issues. Dry air is also bad for your wooden home furnishings, such as floors, paneling and furniture.

We have a complete offering of quality equipment, and combined with our expert advice and knowledge, will help you maintain proper humidity levels, relax comfortably in your home and breathe easier.

Give us a call now at D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Albany at 518-205-3324 to set up a free appointment. We’ll wring out that wet blanket and hang it up to dry. Not literally, but you understand.