Use Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers to Improve Indoor Air Quality Admit it. We tend to fixate on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Calgary. 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 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 like balancing a low-carb diet. Too much or too little sugar is bad. However, there is a sweet spot in the middle. When a home has excess moisture, the air can become stuffy and feels warmer than actual temperatures. Microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses flourish in this environment. When there’s too little 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 ideal 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 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 eliminate extra moisture, reduce dust mites and mold, and also protect wood from damage. Plus, they are a lot easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products. Regardless of the forecast for Calgary, humidity will continually be a factor in your home. Let our experts help you achieve the best indoor air quality possible. Call A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Calgary today. We’ll help you manage the humidity in your home with quality equipment choices, knowledge and expert service—for all makes and models, 24 hours a day. Just call 587-315-5271.