How to Increase Your Home's Humidity

November 23, 2015

When most people think about humidity, it’s normally the outdoor humidity and how muggy or dry it appears to be. But when you inquire with any of our expert furnace service technicians about home comfort, humidity plays a huge role in making us feel comfortable. As the year goes on and our indoor air transforms, humidity levels change as well. For your best comfort, the humidity levels in your home must be between 35 percent and 50 percent.

Dry air during the colder months in Champaign can also impact respiratory comfort, as it can dry out the mucous membranes in your throat and nose, likely meaning uncomfortable scratchy throats and noses. It also means that there may be a greater risk for colds and respiratory discomfort.

Check out the advantages of proper humidification, and talk with your Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning technician during your annual furnace service appointment to find out more.

Correct humidity levels in your home can:

  • Save you from having to concerned about damaging wood furniture, flooring and paint in your home
  • Lower the chance for static electricity and shocks
  • Provide you with the ideal environment to maintain your indoor plants, helping them live longer
  • Help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin quickly and easily

Purchasing a humidifier for your home could be the best solution to control your home’s humidity levels, so don’t forget to ask the pros at Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning about humidity control when you schedule your annual furnace service appointment. Humidity is a big contributor to your personal comfort, so be sure you’re prepared for dryer air. Give us a shout at or arrange an appointment with us online to find out about our humidification products and to set up your annual furnace service.