What Should Normal Indoor Humidity Be?

Cooler temps are notorious for creating dry air within your house. Because humidity levels in San Antonio 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 optimal comfort. Let’s go over what the normal indoor humidity should be in San Antonio and how you can reach it. 

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

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 is restricted to humidifying an individual area at a time. And these humidifiers can make a mess, dripping water as you transfer them from room to room. 

4 Symptoms That Your Residence’s Indoor Humidity Isn’t Right 

When the humidity in your house is wrong, it can cause several problems. Here are a few 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 dry. And not feeling well means you often won’t sleep nicely. The dry air can also cause your throat to feel itchy and make it more difficult for you to count sheep. It could also worsen snoring. 
  1. You’re frequently getting zapped. Dry air leads to increased static electricity. You can keep the zaps controlled by keeping your house’s humidity in check. 
  1. Your wood cabinets, flooring or furniture is fracturing or appears damaged. Air that’s too arid can mar wooden things, since it removes moisture. Using a whole-home humidifier can keep your possessions and home looking fantastic. 
  1. Your skin seems dry and scratchy. If you’re needing a lot of moisturizer but your skin still seems scratchy when you’re inside, humidity levels may be to blame. Insubstantial humidity can also make your lips peel and make you cough more. 

How to Ease Symptoms from Your Residence’s Dry Air 

As we talked about previously, installing a humidifier at 210-404-4233 to request your free home comfort assessment now. 

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