How to Increase Your Home's Humidity

November 23, 2015

When most people think about humidity, it’s usually the outdoor humidity and how muggy or dry it feels. But when you check with any of our expert furnace service technicians about home comfort, humidity plays a big role in making us feel comfortable. As the months pass and our indoor air changes, humidity levels vary as well. For ideal comfort, the humidity levels in your home must be between 35 percent and 50 percent.

Dry air during the colder months in Grand Island can also impact respiratory comfort, as it might dry out the mucous membranes in your throat and nose, likely causing uncomfortable scratchy throats and noses. It also indicates that there might be a greater risk for colds and respiratory issues.

Check out these perks of ideal humidification, and speak with your McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning technician during your annual furnace service appointment to learn more.

Ideal humidity levels in your home can:

  • Save you from having to worry about hurting wood furniture, flooring and paint in your home
  • Lower the chance for static electricity and shocks
  • Provide you with the ideal environment to maintain your indoor plants, helping them live longer
  • Help ease skin irritations and dry skin quickly and easily

Buying a humidifier for your home may be the ideal solution to control your home’s humidity levels, so make sure to ask the experts at McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning about humidity control when you arrange your annual furnace service appointment. Humidity is a huge contributor to your personal comfort, so make sure you’re prepped for dryer air. Give us a ring at or set up an appointment with us online to learn about our humidification products and to schedule your annual furnace service.