What Should Right Indoor Humidity Be?

Colder temperatures are known for resulting in dry air in your home. Because humidity levels in the U.S. are typically decreased in the fall and winter, drier air could result in dry skin, irritated eyes and a raspy throat. 

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

The Mayo Clinic recommends keeping your home’s humidity. During this appointment, our Experts will measure humidity levels, visually examine your current heating and cooling equipment and provide suggestions. 

These recommendations can involve a whole-home humidifier. This equipment hooks up with your furnace to deliver stable humidity throughout your whole house. It’s superior to a portable humidifier, which is limited to humidifying one space at a time. And these humidifiers can result in a mess, slopping water as you shift them from room to room. 

4 Signs That Your Residence’s Indoor Humidity Isn’t Right 

When the humidity in your house is off, it can cause a couple of problems. Here are a few symptoms that your home’s humidity is too low. 

  1. You aren’t sleeping great. The National Sleep Foundation says overly dry air can make you more likely to get sick, as your nasal passages get dried out. And being ill means you usually won’t sleep nicely. The dry air can also lead your throat to feel scratchy and make it harder for you to slumber. It could also make snoring worse. 
  1. You’re continuously experiencing static electricity. Dry air leads to increased static electricity. You can keep the shocks controlled by keeping your residence’s humidity in check. 
  1. Your wood cabinets, flooring or furniture is splintering or looks damaged. Air that’s too dry can mar wooden belongings, because it removes moisture. Getting a whole-home humidifier can keep your belongings and residence looking fantastic. 
  1. Your skin seems dry and scratchy. If you’re requiring a lot of moisturizer but your skin still appears scratchy when you’re inside, humidity levels could be to blame. Low humidity can also make your lips crack and make you cough more. 

How to Ease Symptoms from Your Residence’s Dry Air 

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

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