What Should Right Indoor Humidity Be?

Chillier weather is infamous for creating dry air within your residence. Because humidity levels in the U.S. are typically decreased in the fall and winter, drier air may lead to in burning skin, inflamed eyes and a scratchy throat. 

When you’re running your furnace, it’s essential to keep your house’s humidity under control for optimal comfort. Let’s review what the right indoor humidity should be in the U.S. and how you can get it. 

The Mayo Clinic recommends having your house’s humidity. During this appointment, our Experts will measure humidity levels, visually check your existing heating and cooling equipment and provide solutions. 

These suggestions can include a whole-home humidifier. This equipment works with your furnace to provide level humidity all around your residence. It’s better than a portable humidifier, which is restricted to humidifying an individual space at a time. And these humidifiers can result in a mess, dripping water as you move them from room to room. 

4 Flags That Your House’s Indoor Humidity Is Out of Balance 

When the humidity in your home isn’t in balance, it can cause a couple of situations. Here are a few symptoms that your home’s humidity is off. 

  1. You aren’t sleeping well. The National Sleep Foundation says excessively dry air can make you more susceptible to getting sick, because your nasal passages get parched. And not feeling well means you often won’t sleep very well. The dry air can also cause your throat to feel itchy and make it more difficult for you to slumber. It could also aggravate snoring. 
  1. You’re constantly getting zapped. Dry air leads to more static electricity. You can keep the zaps under control by keeping your residence’s humidity even. 
  1. Your wood cabinets, flooring or furniture is cracking or looks damaged. Air that’s too parched can damage wooden items, as it removes moisture. Getting a whole-home humidifier can keep your possessions and home looking great. 
  1. Your skin appears dry and itchy. If you’re going through a lot of lotion but your skin still seems itchy when you’re inside, humidity levels can be at fault. Insufficient humidity can also make your lips feel dry and contribute to coughing. 

How to Ease Symptoms from Your House’s Dry Air 

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

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