Use Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers to Improve Indoor Air Quality Admit it. We tend to fixate on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Belleville. The weather outlook controls our schedules, and can even alter our emotions. And what we may not realize is that weather patterns can also impact everything inside our homes, from furniture to our family’s 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 could be harmful. But it is possible to find that perfect spot. When there is too much moisture in the home, the air gets stuffy and feels warmer than actual temperatures. Microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses flourish in this environment. When there’s too little moisture, skin gets 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 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 the recommended levels throughout your home, creating a healthier house, 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 remove extra moisture, reduce dust mites and mold, and also guard wood from damage. Plus, they are a lot easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products. It doesn’t matter what the forecast is for Belleville, humidity will continually be a factor in your home. Let us help you achieve the best indoor air quality possible. Call D & K Heating Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Belleville 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. Just call 613-707-2421.