Use Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers to Improve Indoor Air Quality Admit it. We tend to obsess over what the meteorologist tells us will happen here in Nashville. 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 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 could be harmful. But there’s a sweet spot in the middle. When there is too much moisture in the home, the air can get stuffy and feels warmer than actual temperatures. Microbes, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses thrive on this environment. When there’s a low amount of 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 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 control 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 could also reduce the occurrences of bacteria, viruses and respiratory infections. Whole-home central dehumidifiers decrease extra moisture, diminish 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. It doesn’t matter what the forecast is for Nashville, humidity will continually be a factor in your home. Let us help you achieve the best indoor air quality possible. Call Donelson Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Nashville 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. Call us now at 615-953-9885.