How to Find the Correct Indoor Humidity for Your Home

Colder weather is notorious for creating dry air in your house. As humidity levels in the Wasatch Front region are typically decreased in the fall and winter, drier air could cause in prickly skin, irritated eyes and a scratchy throat.

When you’re running your furnace, it’s important to keep your home’s humidity in check for optimal comfort. Let’s review what the right indoor humidity should be in the Wasatch Front region and how you can achieve it.

The Mayo Clinic suggests setting your residence’s humidity. During this appointment, our Experts will measure humidity levels, look at your existing heating and cooling equipment and offer suggestions.

These suggestions can incorporate a whole-home humidifier. This system partners with your furnace to give even humidity in every room of your home. It’s a step above a portable humidifier, which is limited to humidifying a single room at a time. And these humidifiers can create a mess, spilling water as you transport them from room to room.

4 Flags That Your House’s Indoor Humidity is Off

When the humidity in your house isn’t in balance, it can cause a few issues. Here are a few symptoms that your residence’s humidity is too low.

  1. You aren’t sleeping great. The National Sleep Foundation says overly dry air can make you more vulnerable to getting sick, because your nasal passages get parched. And not feeling well means you often won’t sleep nicely. The dry air can also lead your throat to feel inflamed and make it harder for you to slumber. It might also worsen snoring.
  2. You’re constantly getting shocked. Dry air contributes to additional static electricity. You can keep the static managed by keeping your house’s humidity in check.
  3. Your wood cabinets, flooring or furniture is fracturing or appears damaged. Air that’s too parched can destroy wooden belongings, since it removes moisture. Getting a whole-home humidifier can keep your things and residence looking good.
  4. Your skin appears dry and itchy. If you’re using a lot of cream but your skin still seems dry when you’re at home, humidity levels may be to blame. Low humidity can also make your lips crack and contribute to coughing.

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

As we discussed previously, installing a humidifier at 801-436-8985 to schedule your free home comfort assessment today.

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