What Should Correct Indoor Humidity Be?

Chillier temperatures are notorious for resulting in dry air within your house. Since humidity levels in the U.S. are generally decreased in the fall and winter, drier air could result in dry skin, irritated eyes and a raspy throat. 

When you’re using your furnace, it’s critical to keep your home’s humidity under control for ideal comfort. Let’s go over what the right indoor humidity should be in the U.S. and how you can reach it. 

The Mayo Clinic recommends setting your home’s humidity. During this appointment, our Experts will gauge humidity levels, visually check your existing heating and cooling equipment and give recommendations. 

These suggestions can involve a whole-home humidifier. This equipment hooks up with your furnace to give level humidity throughout your whole residence. It’s superior to a portable humidifier, which is limited to humidifying an individual area at a time. And these humidifiers can create a mess, slopping water as you shift them from room to room. 

4 Signs That Your Home’s Indoor Humidity is Off 

When the humidity in your residence isn’t in balance, it can lead to several issues. Here are a few signs that your home’s humidity is too dry. 

  1. You aren’t sleeping great. The National Sleep Foundation says extremely dry air can make you more likely to get sick, as your nasal passages get dry. And not feeling well means you usually won’t sleep nicely. The dry air can also cause your throat to feel inflamed and make it more complicated for you to count sheep. It could also worsen snoring. 
  1. You’re frequently getting shocked. Dry air leads to increased static electricity. You can keep the zaps managed by keeping your residence’s humidity in check. 
  1. Your wood cabinets, flooring or furniture is fracturing or looks damaged. Air that’s too parched can blemish wooden belongings, because it pulls out moisture. Using a whole-home humidifier can keep your possessions and house looking fantastic. 
  1. Your skin appears dry and itchy. If you’re going through a lot of moisturizer but your skin still seems itchy when you’re inside, humidity levels can be the problem. Insufficient humidity can also make your lips feel dry and contribute to coughing. 

How to Ease Symptoms from Your Residence’s Dry Air 

As we talked about earlier, installing a humidifier at 866-397-3787 to request your free home comfort assessment right away. 

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