What Should Normal Indoor Humidity Be?

Cooler temperatures are notorious for creating dry air within your house. As humidity levels in Elkhart are typically reduced in the fall and winter, drier air can cause in burning skin, irritated eyes and a raspy throat. 

When you’re operating your furnace, it’s essential to keep your home’s humidity under control for the best comfort. Let’s go over what the right indoor humidity should be in Elkhart and how you can reach it. 

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

These recommendations can involve a whole-home humidifier. This device hooks up with your furnace to provide stable humidity in every part of your house. It’s superior to a portable humidifier, which is restricted to humidifying one area at a time. And these humidifiers can create a mess, spilling water as you transfer them from room to room. 

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

When the humidity in your house is wrong, it can cause a couple of problems. Here are several flags that your house’s humidity is too dry. 

  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 dried out. And not feeling well means you typically won’t sleep great. The dry air can also cause your throat to feel inflamed and make it harder for you to count sheep. It could also worsen snoring. 
  1. You’re continuously getting zapped. Dry air leads to increased static electricity. You can keep the zaps under control by keeping your house’s humidity even. 
  1. Your wood cabinets, flooring or furniture is fracturing or appears damaged. Air that’s too dry can mar wooden things, since it removes moisture. Installing a whole-home humidifier can keep your belongings and home looking fantastic. 
  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. Insufficient humidity can also make your lips crack and lead to increased coughing. 

How to Ease Symptoms from Your House’s Dry Air 

As we talked about previously, installing a humidifier at 574-218-6404 to set up your free home comfort assessment now. 

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