Let’s face it: we live in a dry climate. A home humidity level that is too low negatively affects you; a dry home means dry skin, dry throats, and dry noses. This is why it is important to improve the indoor air quality and increase your home comfort by maintaining the proper humidity level.
How Much Humidity is Necessary?
The ideal humidity level is about 45%. 30% is the low end, and 50% is the high end. This level can be checked using a hygrometer, which many modern thermostats include. Pay extra close attention to your basement and attic, as humidity can build up in those spaces and cause issues with mold and other high-humidity problems.
If Humidity is too Low…
Low humidity means dry air. Dry air means dry skin, eyes, throats, and noses. Dry air also negatively affects your home, sucking the moisture out of wooden floors and beams, and also furniture and expensive possessions like pianos.
The simplest way to combat low humidity is to invest in a humidifier. This adds moisture to the air and helps keep your home and body healthy.
Contact us today to learn how you can save money on a new humidifier and keep your home more comfortable this winter!