What Should Normal Indoor Humidity Be?

Colder temps are notorious for creating dry air within your residence. Since humidity levels in Champaign 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 house’s humidity under control for ideal comfort. Let’s discuss what the right indoor humidity should be in Champaign and how you can reach it. 

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

These recommendations can involve a whole-home humidifier. This device hooks up with your furnace to deliver stable humidity throughout your whole residence. 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 Flags That Your Home’s Indoor Humidity Isn’t Right 

When the humidity in your residence isn’t in balance, it can create a few 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 great. The dry air can also cause your throat to feel itchy 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 arid can mar wooden things, since it removes moisture. Installing a whole-home humidifier can keep your things and home looking good. 
  1. Your skin seems 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 the problem. Insufficient humidity can also make your lips crack and lead to increased coughing. 

How to Get Relief from Your Home’s Dry Air 

As we talked about previously, installing a humidifier at 217-689-2469 to set up your free home comfort assessment now. 

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