What Should Normal Indoor Humidity Be?

Colder temps are infamous for creating dry air in your residence. As humidity levels in Columbus are usually lower in the fall and winter, drier air can result in prickly skin, inflamed eyes and a coarse throat. 

When you’re using your furnace, it’s critical to keep indoor humidity in check for optimal comfort. Let’s go over what the normal indoor humidity should be in Columbus and how you can reach it. 

The Mayo Clinic recommends keeping your home’s humidity. During this appointment, our Experts will measure humidity levels, visually examine your present heating and cooling equipment and offer suggestions. 

These recommendations can incorporate a whole-home humidifier. This system partners with your furnace to deliver even humidity in every part of your residence. It’s a step up from a portable humidifier, which can only humidify one area at a time. And these humidifiers can create a mess, dripping water as you transport them from room to room. 

4 Flags That Your House’s Indoor Humidity Is Out of Balance 

When the humidity in your house is wrong, it can lead to several problems. Here are several symptoms that your residence’s humidity is off. 

  1. You aren’t sleeping deeply. The National Sleep Foundation says extremely dry air can make you more vulnerable to getting sick, since your nasal passages get parched. And not feeling well means you often won’t sleep great. The dry air can also cause your throat to feel itchy and make it harder for you to count sheep. It can also worsen snoring. 
  1. You’re frequently getting shocked. Dry air leads to increased static electricity. You can keep the static managed by keeping your residence’s humidity even. 
  1. Your wood cabinets, flooring or furniture is splitting or seems damaged. Air that’s too parched can blemish wooden items, because it pulls out moisture. Getting a whole-home humidifier can keep your possessions and house looking fantastic. 
  1. Your skin seems dry and irritated. If you’re going through a lot of cream but your skin still appears dry when you’re inside, humidity levels could be at fault. Insufficient humidity can also make your lips crack and make you cough more. 

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

As we talked about already, installing a humidifier at 614-334-3192 to schedule your free home comfort assessment today. 

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