Use Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers to Improve Indoor Air Quality Admit it. We tend to fixate on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Plano. 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 your health. Of course, we are talking about how humidity can get out of control if you aren’t watching it. Balancing humidity is similar to balancing a low-carb diet. Too much or too little sugar is bad. But there’s a sweet spot in the middle. With too much moisture in the house, the air can get stuffy and feels warmer than actual temperatures. Microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses love 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 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%. You will have an easier time achieving this range with a steam humidifier and a dehumidifier. Whole-home central humidifiers maintain 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 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 guard wood from damage. Plus, they are a lot easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products. Regardless of the forecast for Plano, humidity will continually be a factor in your home. Let us help you achieve the best indoor air quality possible. Call Levy & Son in Plano 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. Just call 469-249-1971.