Use Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers to Improve Indoor Air Quality Admit it. We tend to fixate on what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Pierre. 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 your health. Of course, we mean the impact humidity can have when it isn’t monitored. Balancing humidity is not unlike balancing a low-carb diet. Too much or too little sugar is bad. But there’s a sweet spot in the middle. When a home has excess moisture, the air gets 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 become dry, throats get sore, and wooden furniture, flooring and walls—and even instruments—can warp. Humidity levels between 35% and 50% are appropriate 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 the recommended levels throughout your home, creating a healthier house, 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 shield wood from damage. Plus, they are way easier to use and less intrusive than bulky one-room products. Regardless of the forecast for Pierre, humidity will continually be a factor in your home. Let our technicians help you find the best indoor air quality possible. Call Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Pierre 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. Give us a call at 605-223-0307.