What Should Ideal Indoor Humidity Be?

Cooler temps are known for creating dry air within your house. Since humidity levels in the U.S. are typically reduced in the fall and winter, drier air may cause in burning skin, irritated eyes and a raspy throat. 

When you’re operating your furnace, it’s essential 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 suggests having your house’s humidity. During this appointment, our Experts will gauge humidity levels, look at your current heating and cooling equipment and give options. 

These recommendations can involve a whole-home humidifier. This device hooks up with your furnace to deliver stable humidity across your whole house. It’s superior to a portable humidifier, which is limited to humidifying one area at a time. And these humidifiers can create a mess, dripping water as you transfer them from room to room. 

4 Flags That Your House’s Indoor Humidity Isn’t Right 

When the humidity in your house is off, it can create a few problems. Here are several flags that your house’s humidity is too dry. 

  1. You aren’t sleeping deeply. The National Sleep Foundation says excessively 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 great. The dry air can also cause your throat to feel itchy and make it more difficult for you to count sheep. It could also worsen snoring. 
  1. You’re frequently getting zapped. Dry air leads to increased static electricity. You can keep the zaps controlled by keeping your house’s humidity level. 
  1. Your wood cabinets, flooring or furniture is fracturing or appears damaged. Air that’s too arid can mar wooden things, since it removes moisture. Installing a whole-home humidifier can keep your possessions and home looking fantastic. 
  1. Your skin appears dry and itchy. If you’re needing a lot of moisturizer but your skin still seems scratchy when you’re inside, humidity levels may be at fault. Insubstantial humidity can also make your lips crack and lead to increased coughing. 

How to Ease Symptoms from Your House’s Dry Air 

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

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