Use Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers to Improve Indoor Air Quality Admit it. We tend to obsess over what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Austin. The weather predictions controls our schedules, and can even affect our emotions. And what we may not realize is that weather patterns can also impact everything inside our homes, from furniture to our family’s 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 sugar is bad. But it is possible to find that perfect spot. 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 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 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 home, 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 eliminate extra moisture, reduce dust mites and mold, and also shield wood from damage. Plus, they are way easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products. It doesn’t matter what the forecast is for Austin, humidity will repeatedly be a factor in your home. Let us help you find the best indoor air quality possible. Call Strand Brothers Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Austin 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 512-596-1257.