What Should Normal Indoor Humidity Be?

Cooler temperatures are notorious for creating dry air within your house. As humidity levels in West Chester 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 important to keep your home’s humidity under control for ideal comfort. Let’s review what the right indoor humidity should be in West Chester and how you can reach it. 

The Mayo Clinic suggests setting your house’s humidity. During this appointment, our Experts will gauge humidity levels, look at your current heating and cooling equipment and give solutions. 

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

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

When the humidity in your house is wrong, it can create a few situations. Here are a couple of flags that your house’s humidity is off. 

  1. You aren’t sleeping deeply. The National Sleep Foundation says excessively dry air can make you more susceptible to getting sick, because your nasal passages get dry. And not feeling well means you typically won’t sleep very well. The dry air can also cause your throat to feel inflamed and make it more complicated 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 level. 
  1. Your wood cabinets, flooring or furniture is fracturing or appears damaged. Air that’s too parched can mar wooden things, because it removes moisture. Installing a whole-home humidifier can keep your possessions and home looking great. 
  1. Your skin appears dry and scratchy. If you’re needing a lot of lotion 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 contribute to coughing. 

How to Get Relief from Your House’s Dry Air 

As we talked about already, installing a humidifier at 484-401-7577 to request your free home comfort assessment now. 

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