How to Increase Your Edmonton Home's Humidity

November 23, 2015

Your home's humidity plays a critical role in your family's comfiness. As the temperatures change, humidity levels fluctuate as well.  

Dry air during winter weather in Edmonton can make your throat and nose feel scratchy. It can also put you at a greater risk for colds and other illnesses.

For greatest comfort, your rooms’ humidity levels should be between 35 and 50 percent.

Does your home’s air feel too dry when it’s cold or too wet when temperatures rise? A whole-home humidifier from McKinley Heating Service Experts can make it better. We can help you discover the best option for your home during a free home comfort assessment.

5 Benefits of Balanced Home Humidity

1. Makes Your Home More Comfortable and Saves Energy

Using a whole-home humidifier to heighten moisture levels can help your home feel comfier at a cooler temperature. This can save you more on energy costs.

2. Contributes to a Healthy Environment

Correct humidity levels help soothe dry skin quickly. It also moisturizes your sinuses and nasal passages, helping alleviate respiratory illnesses.

3. Preserves Your Flooring

Low humidity can ruin wood furniture, hardwood flooring and paint in your home.

4. Decreases Static Electricity

Humidity that’s at the correct level can limit the possibility of static electricity and shocks.


5. Helps Plants Thrive

Potted plants do better when humidity levels are steady and may even live longer.

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Add Comfort with a Whole-Home Humidifier

Winter brings bitter temperatures, irritating illnesses, and dry air. But McKinley Heating Service Experts has a solution that can help with all these problems—a whole-home humidifier!

Ask us about humidity control when you schedule your routine furnace service appointment. Give us a call at 780-800-7092 or request an appointment with us online to find out about our humidification products.