How to Find the Right Indoor Humidity for Your House

Cooler temps are known for resulting in dry air in your house. Since humidity levels in Edmonton are typically lower in the fall and winter, drier air can result in prickly skin, itchy eyes and a raspy throat.

When you’re running your furnace, it’s essential to keep indoor humidity in the right range for ideal comfort. Let’s discuss what the correct indoor humidity should be in Edmonton and how you can get it.

The Mayo Clinic advises keeping your house’s humidity between 30% to 50%. We realize that’s a wide range, so you can receive a free home comfort assessment. During this appointment, our Experts will check humidity levels, visually check your current heating and cooling equipment and give solutions.

These recommendations can incorporate a whole-home humidifier. This equipment hooks up with your furnace to deliver level humidity in every part of your house. It’s a step up from a portable humidifier, which is restricted to humidifying a single space at a time. And these humidifiers can make a mess, dripping water as you transport them from room to room.

4 Symptoms That Your House’s Indoor Humidity Is Out of Balance

When the humidity in your residence is off, it can create several problems. Here are a couple of symptoms that your home’s humidity is too dry.

  1. You aren’t sleeping deeply. The National Sleep Foundation says extremely dry air can make you more susceptible to getting sick, since your nasal passages get dry. And being sick means you typically won’t sleep nicely. The dry air can also lead your throat to feel inflamed and make it more difficult for you to doze. It might also aggravate snoring.
  2. You’re constantly getting zapped. Dry air leads to more static electricity. You can keep the shocks controlled by keeping your residence’s humidity even.
  3. Your wood cabinets, flooring or furniture is splintering or looks damaged. Air that’s too dry can deface wooden belongings, because it draws out moisture. Using a whole-home humidifier can keep your belongings and home looking fantastic.
  4. Your skin seems dry and irritated. If you’re using a lot of moisturizer but your skin still seems scratchy when you’re inside, humidity levels may be the problem. Insubstantial humidity can also make your lips crack and lead to increased coughing.

How to Get Relief from Your House’s Dry Air

As we talked about earlier, installing a humidifier in to your house is the optimal method to keep your home’s humidity levels balanced. Our McKinley Heating Service Experts Experts are ready to make you and your family cozier. To learn more about the products that are a good fit for your family, contact us at 780-800-7092 to request your free home comfort assessment now.

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