Your home's humidity level should be between 35-40%. Too much moisture in the air can lead to mold, dust mites and other unwelcome pathogens. If you are noticing increased moisture in the air in your home, the problem should not be ignored. Increased humidity in your home can not only compromise your comfort, it can also lead to an indoor air quality issue that affects the efficiency of your HVAC system. Air that is too dry on the other hand can cause problems as well. Today we will be talking about the benefits of increasing the humidity in your home as it gets colder outside.
When your home is at the right humidity level, your skin will be hydrated to the right amount. If you are noticing that your hands or face get dry when you spend a lot of time in your home, this could be a sign that your humidity level is low.
Prevention of Illness
Dry air in your home may cause certain discomforts such as a sore throat, headache or dry eyes. If you are noticing this more often than not and these symptoms are not related to other health problems, you should get your HVAC looked at by a technician.
Better dust control
Ideal humidity levels will keep your home clean and the air more pure. Bad humidity levels can lead to poor indoor air quality which can also have potential health side effects.
If you are noticing a lot of static or shocks in your home, it could be a sign that the air is too dry. Having properly regulated humidity in your home will decrease the chance of this happening.
TIPS TO MANAGE HUMIDITY DURING COLDER WEATHER
Add plants in your home
Cook dinner on the stove or boil some water
Let out shower steam and don’t drain your baths right away
Make sure that all of your doors and windows are sealed
Look into investing in a humidifier
If you need your HVAC looked at, give our trusted professionals a call today at 515-965-7272 or visit our website at 72degrees.com for more heating and cooling information.