What Should Normal Indoor Humidity Be?

Colder temperatures are notorious for creating dry air within your house. As humidity levels in the U.S. are generally lower in the fall and winter, drier air could lead to in prickly skin, itchy eyes and a scratchy throat. 

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

The Mayo Clinic advises setting your residence’s humidity. During this appointment, our Experts will measure humidity levels, visually check your existing heating and cooling equipment and provide recommendations. 

These solutions can include a whole-home humidifier. This humidifier works with your furnace to provide level humidity throughout your whole home. It’s a step up from a portable humidifier, which is limited to humidifying an individual space at a time. And these humidifiers can result in a mess, slopping water as you move 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 several issues. Here are a few flags that your house’s humidity is too low. 

  1. You aren’t sleeping great. The National Sleep Foundation says overly dry air can make you more likely to get sick, since your nasal passages get dry. And not feeling well means you typically won’t sleep very well. The dry air can also make your throat feel itchy and make it more difficult for you to doze. It may also aggravate snoring. 
  1. You’re frequently getting zapped. Dry air causes increased static electricity. You can keep the static under control by keeping your home’s humidity even. 
  1. Your wood cabinets, flooring or furniture is cracking or seems damaged. Air that’s too arid can blemish wooden things, since it removes moisture. Getting a whole-home humidifier can keep your possessions and house looking fantastic. 
  1. Your skin appears dry and itchy. If you’re going through a lot of moisturizer but your skin still appears irritated when you’re indoors, humidity levels can be the problem. Insubstantial humidity can also make your lips feel dry and contribute to coughing. 

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

As we discussed earlier, installing a humidifier at 866-397-3787 to request your free home comfort assessment today. 

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