Use Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers to Improve Indoor Air Quality Admit it. We tend to focus on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in La Porte. The forecast 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 your health. Of course, we’re referring to humidity left uncontrolled. Balancing humidity is similar to 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 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 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 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, diminish dust mites and mold, and also guard wood from damage. Plus, they are much easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products. Regardless of the forecast for La Porte, humidity will repeatedly be a factor in your home. Let our technicians help you find the best indoor air quality possible. Call Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc in La Porte 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 281-407-9478.