What Should Right Indoor Humidity Be?

Cooler temperatures are notorious for causing dry air in your house. As humidity levels in the U.S. are typically lower in the fall and winter, drier air could cause in burning skin, inflamed eyes and a coarse throat. 

When you’re operating your furnace, it’s important to keep indoor humidity under control for optimal comfort. Let’s review what the correct indoor humidity should be in the U.S. and how you can reach it. 

The Mayo Clinic suggests setting your residence’s humidity. During this appointment, our Experts will measure humidity levels, visually check your existing heating and cooling equipment and offer solutions. 

These recommendations can incorporate a whole-home humidifier. This equipment partners with your furnace to provide even humidity across your whole home. It’s superior to a portable humidifier, which can only humidify an individual room at a time. And these humidifiers can create a mess, dripping water as you move them from room to room. 

4 Flags That Your Residence’s Indoor Humidity Isn’t Balance 

When the humidity in your residence is wrong, it can create a couple of situations. Here are a few flags that your residence’s humidity is off. 

  1. You aren’t sleeping deeply. The National Sleep Foundation says extremely dry air can make you more susceptible to getting sick, since your nasal passages get dry. And not feeling well means you typically won’t sleep very well. The dry air can also cause your throat to feel itchy and make it more difficult for you to get some shut-eye. It can also worsen snoring. 
  1. You’re continuously experiencing static electricity. Dry air contributes to additional static electricity. You can keep the static controlled by keeping your residence’s humidity level. 
  1. Your wood cabinets, flooring or furniture is splitting or seems damaged. Air that’s too dry can damage wooden things, because it removes moisture. Installing a whole-home humidifier can keep your belongings and residence looking fantastic. 
  1. Your skin feels dry and scratchy. If you’re requiring a lot of cream but your skin still seems dry when you’re indoors, humidity levels can be to blame. Insufficient humidity can also make your lips crack and contribute to coughing. 

How to Cure Problems Caused by Your Residence’s Dry Air 

As we mentioned previously, installing a humidifier at 866-397-3787 to set up your free home comfort assessment now. 

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