Admit it. We tend to fixate on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Toronto. The weather outlook controls our schedules, and can even change 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 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 sugar is bad. But it is possible to find that perfect spot. When a home has excess moisture, 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 can become 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 should be maintained between 45% and 50%. A steam humidifier and a dehumidifier are the answer.
Whole-home central humidifiers maintain humidity within 1% of your preferred levels throughout your home, creating a healthier home, lessening dry sinuses, itchy skin and sore throats, and keeping wood from cracking or warping. It can also reduce the occurrences of bacteria, viruses and respiratory infections.
Whole-home central dehumidifiers eliminate extra moisture, lessen dust mites and mold, and also protect wood from damage. Plus, they are much easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products.
No matter what the forecast is for Toronto, humidity will repeatedly be a factor in your home. Let our experts help you find the best indoor air quality possible.
Call Mersey Heating and Air Conditioning in Toronto 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. Just call 416-752-8351.