What Should Ideal Indoor Humidity Be?

Chillier temperatures are notorious for resulting in dry air inside your home. Because humidity levels in Columbus are generally decreased in the fall and winter, drier air could lead to in burning skin, irritated eyes and a raspy throat.

When you’re using your furnace, it’s important to keep indoor humidity in check for optimal comfort. Let’s go over what the correct indoor humidity should be in Columbus and how you can reach it.

The Mayo Clinic advises having your house’s humidity between 30% to 50%. We know that’s a wide range, so you can ask for a free home comfort assessment. During this appointment, our Experts will gauge humidity levels, look at your current heating and cooling equipment and give solutions.

These recommendations can include a whole-home humidifier. This humidifier partners with your furnace to give even humidity throughout your whole home. It’s a step up from a portable humidifier, which is restricted to humidifying one room at a time. And these humidifiers can result in a mess, spilling water as you shift them from room to room.

4 Flags That Your Residence’s Indoor Humidity Isn’t Balance

When the humidity in your residence is wrong, it can lead to several issues. Here are a couple of flags that your house’s humidity is too dry.

  1. You aren’t sleeping deeply. The National Sleep Foundation says extremely dry air can make you more likely to get sick, as your nasal passages get dry. And being sick means you often won’t sleep very well. The dry air can also make your throat feel scratchy and make it more complicated for you to count sheep. It might also worsen snoring.
  2. You’re constantly experiencing static electricity. Dry air contributes to increased static electricity. You can keep the static controlled by keeping your house’s humidity even.
  3. Your wood cabinets, flooring or furniture is cracking or looks damaged. Air that’s too arid can break wooden items, since it pulls out moisture. Installing a whole-home humidifier can keep your belongings and home looking good.
  4. Your skin feels dry and itchy. If you’re needing a lot of moisturizer but your skin still seems dry when you’re at home, humidity levels may be at fault. Insufficient humidity can also make your lips feel dry and make you cough more.

How to Get Relief from Your House’s Dry Air

As we talked about already, installing a humidifier in to your house is the optimal way to keep your home’s humidity levels in check. Our Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Experts are here to make you and your residence cozier. To learn more about the products that are a good fit for your house, contact us at 614-334-3192 to schedule your free home comfort assessment today.

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