Use Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers to Improve Indoor Air Quality Admit it. We tend to fixate on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Columbia. The weather outlook 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 your 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 could be harmful. But there’s a sweet spot in the middle. When there is too much moisture in the home, the air can become stuffy and feels warmer than actual temperatures. Microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses flourish in 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 appropriate 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%. To help, a steam humidifier and a dehumidifier can provide a great solution. Whole-home central humidifiers maintain humidity within 1% of your desired 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 could also reduce the occurrences of bacteria, viruses and respiratory infections. Whole-home central dehumidifiers decrease extra moisture, reduce dust mites and mold, and also shield 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 Columbia, humidity will repeatedly be a factor in your home. Let our technicians help you achieve the best indoor air quality possible. Call Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Columbia today. We’ll help you regulate 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 803-399-7208.