What Should Normal Indoor Humidity Be?

Cooler weather is known for creating dry air within your house. Since humidity levels in the U.S. are usually decreased in the fall and winter, drier air could cause in dry skin, inflamed eyes and a coarse throat. 

When you’re using your furnace, it’s critical to keep your house’s humidity under control for the best comfort. Let’s go over what the right indoor humidity should be in the U.S. and how you can reach it. 

The Mayo Clinic advises keeping your home’s humidity. During this appointment, our Experts will measure humidity levels, look at your current heating and cooling equipment and offer suggestions. 

These recommendations can include a whole-home humidifier. This equipment works with your furnace to give level humidity throughout your whole residence. It’s better than a portable humidifier, which can only humidify a single space at a time. And these humidifiers can result in a mess, spilling water as you transport them from room to room. 

4 Signs That Your Home’s Indoor Humidity Isn’t Balance 

When the humidity in your house isn’t in balance, it can lead to a couple of problems. Here are several signs that your home’s humidity is too dry. 

  1. You aren’t sleeping great. The National Sleep Foundation says extremely dry air can make you more vulnerable to getting sick, as your nasal passages get parched. And being ill means you typically won’t sleep great. The dry air can also cause your throat to feel itchy and make it more complicated for you to doze. It may also make snoring worse. 
  1. You’re frequently getting shocked. Dry air leads to additional static electricity. You can keep the shocks managed by keeping your residence’s humidity in check. 
  1. Your wood cabinets, flooring or furniture is fracturing or seems damaged. Air that’s too arid can blemish wooden things, since it removes moisture. Using a whole-home humidifier can keep your things and residence looking good. 
  1. Your skin seems dry and itchy. If you’re requiring a lot of cream but your skin still feels itchy when you’re indoors, humidity levels can be at fault. Insufficient humidity can also make your lips peel and make you cough more. 

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

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

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