What Should Normal Indoor Humidity Be?

Colder temps are notorious for creating dry air within your house. As humidity levels in Clearwater are typically decreased 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 optimal comfort. Let’s review what the right indoor humidity should be in Clearwater 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 current heating and cooling equipment and give recommendations. 

These recommendations can involve a whole-home humidifier. This device hooks up with your furnace to deliver stable humidity across your whole house. It’s superior to a portable humidifier, which can only humidify 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 isn’t in balance, it can create a couple of problems. Here are several signs that your residence’s humidity is too low. 

  1. You aren’t sleeping deeply. The National Sleep Foundation says excessively dry air can make you more susceptible to getting sick, as your nasal passages get dry. And not feeling well means you typically won’t sleep great. The dry air can also cause your throat to feel scratchy and make it more difficult for you to count sheep. It could also aggravate snoring. 
  1. You’re continuously getting zapped. Dry air leads to increased static electricity. You can keep the zaps managed by keeping your residence’s humidity level. 
  1. Your wood cabinets, flooring or furniture is fracturing or appears damaged. Air that’s too dry can mar wooden things, as it removes moisture. Getting a whole-home humidifier can keep your possessions and home looking fantastic. 
  1. Your skin appears dry and irritated. 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 contribute to coughing. 

How to Ease Symptoms from Your House’s Dry Air 

As we talked about already, installing a humidifier at 727-219-2471 to schedule your free home comfort assessment now. 

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