Figuring Out the Correct Indoor Humidity For Your House

Cooler temps are known for resulting in dry air inside your home. As humidity levels in Edmonton are typically lower in the fall and winter, drier air may lead to in burning skin, itchy eyes and a coarse throat.

When you’re using your furnace, it’s important to keep indoor humidity in the right range for ideal comfort. Let’s discuss what the correct indoor humidity should be in Edmonton and how you can achieve it.

The Mayo Clinic advises setting your house’s humidity between 30% to 50%. We know that’s a big range, so you can request a free home comfort assessment. During this appointment, our Experts will measure humidity levels, visually check your current heating and cooling equipment and provide suggestions.

These solutions can involve a whole-home humidifier. This equipment partners with your furnace to deliver level humidity throughout your whole house. It’s superior to a portable humidifier, which is limited to humidifying a single area at a time. And these humidifiers can create 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 residence is off, it can lead to a few issues. Here are several flags that your house’s humidity is off.

  1. You aren’t sleeping well. The National Sleep Foundation says overly dry air can make you more vulnerable to getting sick, as your nasal passages get parched. And being sick means you usually won’t sleep very well. The dry air can also make your throat feel inflamed and make it harder for you to count sheep. It may also worsen snoring.
  2. You’re continuously getting zapped. Dry air leads to additional static electricity. You can keep the static controlled 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 damage wooden items, since it pulls out moisture. Using a whole-home humidifier can keep your things and residence looking good.
  4. Your skin seems dry and irritated. If you’re requiring a lot of lotion but your skin still appears scratchy when you’re at home, humidity levels may be to blame. Insubstantial humidity can also make your lips peel and make you cough more.

How to Get Relief from Your Residence’s Dry Air

As we mentioned already, getting a humidifier for to your residence is the best method to keep your residence’s humidity levels under control. Our Rob's Albertan Service Experts Experts are available to make you and your residence more comfortable. To discover more about the solutions that are a good match for your home, contact us at 780-800-9047 to schedule your free home comfort assessment now.

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