What Should Correct Indoor Humidity Be?

Colder temps are known for creating dry air within your home. Since humidity levels in Rochester are typically reduced in the fall and winter, drier air could cause in burning skin, irritated eyes and a raspy throat. 

When you’re running your furnace, it’s essential to keep your home’s humidity under control for ideal comfort. Let’s go over what the correct indoor humidity should be in Rochester and how you can achieve it. 

The Mayo Clinic suggests having your house’s humidity. During this appointment, our Experts will measure humidity levels, look at your current heating and cooling equipment and give recommendations. 

These recommendations can involve a whole-home humidifier. This device hooks up with your furnace to provide stable humidity across your whole home. It’s superior to a portable humidifier, which is limited to humidifying an individual area at a time. And these humidifiers can make a mess, dripping water as you transfer them from room to room. 

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

When the humidity in your home is wrong, it can cause a few situations. Here are several flags that your house’s humidity is too low. 

  1. You aren’t sleeping deeply. The National Sleep Foundation says excessively dry air can make you more susceptible to getting sick, since your nasal passages get dry. And not feeling well means you often won’t sleep great. The dry air can also cause your throat to feel inflamed and make it more complicated for you to count sheep. It could also worsen snoring. 
  1. You’re frequently getting zapped. Dry air leads to increased static electricity. You can keep the zaps under control by keeping your house’s humidity in check. 
  1. Your wood cabinets, flooring or furniture is fracturing or appears damaged. Air that’s too arid can destroy wooden things, since it removes moisture. Installing a whole-home humidifier can keep your possessions and home looking great. 
  1. Your skin appears dry and itchy. If you’re needing a lot of cream but your skin still seems scratchy when you’re inside, humidity levels may be at fault. Low humidity can also make your lips feel dry and lead to increased coughing. 

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

As we talked about already, installing a humidifier at 603-923-4570 to schedule your free home comfort assessment now. 

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