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What should my indoor humidity level be?

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During winter months with the thermostat set to “heat,” the air in your home will dry out. Your home may be at the perfect temperature, but without the proper humidity level, it will not be as comfortable as it could be.

In general, a range of 30% to 40% humidity is considered ideal. Too little humidity can lead to a dry nose and throat, dry skin, and static electricity.

Maintaining proper and consistent humidity is also important for the wood inside your home; flooring, doors, and even pianos can shrink, crack, and warp if not properly humidified.

Another benefit of a proper humidity level is energy efficiency. You will feel warmer and more comfortable in humidified air, allowing you to turn down the thermostat about 2 degrees, and still feel just as warm.

There are a variety of humidifier options available. Freestanding models can work in individual rooms, while units can be incorporated into you HVAC system to provide whole-home humidity control.

Contact us  to see if a system-integrated humidity control solution is best for your home.

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