Use Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers to Improve Indoor Air Quality Admit it. We tend to fixate on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Edmonton. The weather predictions controls our schedules, and can even affect our emotions. And what we may not realize is that weather patterns impact everything inside our homes, from furniture to health. Of course, we mean the impact humidity can have when it isn’t monitored. Balancing humidity is similar to balancing a low-carb diet. Too much or too little could be harmful. But it is possible to find that perfect spot. When a home has excess moisture, the air can become stuffy and feels warmer than actual temperatures. Microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses thrive on this environment. When there’s a low amount of 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 perfect 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%. 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 living area, 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 protect wood from damage. Plus, they are a lot easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products. No matter what the forecast is for Edmonton, humidity will repeatedly be a factor in your home. Let our technicians help you find the best indoor air quality possible. Call McKinley Heating Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Edmonton 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. Call us now at 780-800-7092.