What Should Normal Indoor Humidity Be?

Colder weather is known for resulting in dry air within your residence. Because humidity levels in the U.S. are usually lower in the fall and winter, drier air may cause in burning skin, inflamed eyes and a scratchy throat. 

When you’re using your furnace, it’s important to keep indoor humidity in the right range for the best comfort. Let’s review what the right indoor humidity should be in the U.S. and how you can get it. 

The Mayo Clinic advises having your residence’s humidity. During this appointment, our Experts will check humidity levels, look at your existing heating and cooling equipment and offer suggestions. 

These solutions can involve a whole-home humidifier. This device works with your furnace to deliver level humidity in every part of your home. It’s a step up from a portable humidifier, which can only humidify one space at a time. And these humidifiers can result in a mess, slopping water as you shift them from room to room. 

4 Flags That Your Residence’s Indoor Humidity is Off 

When the humidity in your house is wrong, it can lead to several problems. Here are several symptoms that your residence’s humidity is off. 

  1. You aren’t sleeping deeply. The National Sleep Foundation says overly dry air can make you more vulnerable to getting sick, because your nasal passages get parched. And not feeling well means you often won’t sleep nicely. The dry air can also make your throat feel itchy and make it more difficult for you to slumber. It might also make snoring worse. 
  1. You’re frequently experiencing static electricity. Dry air contributes to additional static electricity. You can keep the static controlled by keeping your residence’s humidity even. 
  1. Your wood cabinets, flooring or furniture is splintering or appears damaged. Air that’s too dry can break wooden things, as it pulls out moisture. Using a whole-home humidifier can keep your belongings and home looking good. 
  1. Your skin seems dry and itchy. If you’re requiring a lot of lotion but your skin still appears itchy when you’re inside, humidity levels may be the problem. Insubstantial humidity can also make your lips feel dry and lead to increased coughing. 

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

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

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