Use Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers to Improve Indoor Air Quality Admit it. We tend to obsess over what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in San Antonio. The weather outlook 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 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 can be 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 thrive on this environment. When there’s not enough 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 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 desired levels throughout your home, creating a healthier home, 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 remove 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. Regardless of the forecast for San Antonio, humidity will repeatedly be a factor in your home. Let our technicians help you achieve the best indoor air quality possible. Call Aramendia Plumbing, Heating & Air in San Antonio 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 210-404-4233.