Use Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers to Improve Indoor Air Quality Admit it. We tend to obsess over what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Cincinnati. The forecast controls our schedules, and can even change 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 not unlike balancing a low-carb diet. Too much or too little could be harmful. 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 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 keep humidity within 1% of the recommended 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 decrease extra moisture, diminish 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. It doesn’t matter what the forecast is for Cincinnati, humidity will always be a factor in your home. Let us help you find the best indoor air quality possible. Call Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Cincinnati 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. Give us a call at 513-273-5771.