Humidity: Obtaining the Perfect Moisture Level Humidity can be a pain, but even more importantly, moisture levels can have a big impact on the quality of your indoor air and your home comfort levels. The United States Environmental Protection Agency urges families to maintain proper humidity levels, saying it is one of the most important ways to improve air quality in the home. As it turns out, we can help you control it. The best thing to do is to install a whole-house humidifier and dehumidifier system. Humidity levels in the range of 35% and 50% are ideal for comfort, experts say. But if you desire an environment that’s free from microbes and that won’t damage wood, the humidity levels should be kept between 45% and 50%. Humidity should be balanced properly to make sure your home has the right amount. Higher Levels of Moisture – Air may feel stuffy and warmer than the actual temperature within your home and can provide the ideal foundation for the growth of bacteria and other pollutants. Lower Levels of Moisture – Your body may react by experiencing dry skin, sore throats and respiratory issues. Dry air may also harm your wooden home furnishings, such as floors, paneling and furniture. Our techncians can offer a complete offering of quality equipment, and combined with our expert advice and knowledge, will help you maintain proper humidity levels, relax comfortably in your home and breathe easier. Call McKinley Heating Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Edmonton at 780-800-7092 to set up a free appointment. We’ll wring out that wet blanket and hang it up to dry. Not literally, but you understand.