Use Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers to Improve Indoor Air Quality Admit it. We tend to focus on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Kitchener. The weather predictions 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 your health. Of course, we’re referring to humidity left uncontrolled. Balancing humidity is not unlike balancing a low-carb diet. Too much or too little can be bad. But there’s a sweet spot in the middle. When a home has excess moisture, the air can get stuffy and feels warmer than actual temperatures. Microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses thrive on 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 will need to be kept between 45% and 50%. A steam humidifier and a dehumidifier are the answer. Whole-home central humidifiers keep humidity within 1% of your preferred levels throughout your home, creating a healthier house, lessening dry sinuses, itchy skin and sore throats, and keeping wood from cracking or warping. It may 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. Regardless of the forecast for Kitchener, humidity will always be a factor in your home. Let our technicians help you reach the best indoor air quality possible. Call Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Kitchener 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 519-804-1617.