Use Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers to Improve Indoor Air Quality Admit it. We tend to obsess over what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Phoenix. The weather outlook 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 your health. Of course, we’re referring to humidity left uncontrolled. Balancing humidity is similar to balancing a low-carb diet. Too much or too little could be harmful. However, there is a sweet spot in the middle. With too much moisture in the house, 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 gets 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 control 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 decrease extra moisture, lessen 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 Phoenix, humidity will repeatedly be a factor in your home. Let our technicians help you find the best indoor air quality possible. Call Bob Brown Service Experts Heating & Air in Phoenix today. We’ll help you regulate the humidity in your home with quality equipment choices, knowledge and expert service—for all makes and models, 24 hours a day. Just call 623-243-4517.