Determining the Ideal Indoor Humidity For Your House

Chillier temps are infamous for creating dry air inside your home. Because humidity levels in Rochester are usually lower in the fall and winter, drier air could result in prickly skin, inflamed eyes and a coarse throat.

When you’re operating your furnace, it’s important to keep indoor humidity under control for optimal comfort. Let’s discuss what the right indoor humidity should be in Rochester and how you can reach it.

The Mayo Clinic advises setting your home’s humidity between 30% to 50%. We realize that’s a large range, so you can get a free home comfort assessment. During this appointment, our Experts will check humidity levels, look at your present heating and cooling equipment and give suggestions.

These suggestions can include a whole-home humidifier. This device works with your furnace to deliver level humidity in every room of your home. It’s a step above a portable humidifier, which is restricted 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 Home’s Indoor Humidity Isn’t Right

When the humidity in your home is off, it can create several situations. Here are a couple of flags that your house’s humidity is too dry.

  1. You aren’t sleeping very well. The National Sleep Foundation says overly dry air can make you more susceptible to getting sick, because your nasal passages get dry. And being ill means you usually won’t sleep great. The dry air can also lead your throat to feel scratchy and make it more complicated for you to count sheep. It could also aggravate snoring.
  2. You’re constantly experiencing static electricity. Dry air causes increased static electricity. You can keep the static managed by keeping your residence’s humidity level.
  3. Your wood cabinets, flooring or furniture is splintering or appears damaged. Air that’s too parched can mar wooden things, since it draws out moisture. Using a whole-home humidifier can keep your belongings and residence looking great.
  4. Your skin seems dry and scratchy. If you’re going through a lot of cream but your skin still feels scratchy when you’re inside, humidity levels may be to blame. Low humidity can also make your lips peel and lead to increased coughing.

How to Ease Symptoms from Your House’s Dry Air

As we mentioned earlier, installing a humidifier in to your residence is the optimal method to keep your house’s humidity levels balanced. Our Strogen's Service Experts Experts are available to make you and your residence more comfortable. To find out more about the products that are ideal for your home, contact us at 603-923-4570 to request your free home comfort assessment right away.

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