What Should Normal Indoor Humidity Be?

Chillier temps are infamous for causing dry air inside your house. Since humidity levels in Mobile are typically reduced in the fall and winter, drier air could result in burning skin, itchy eyes and a raspy throat.

When you’re using your furnace, it’s essential to keep indoor humidity under control for the best comfort. Let’s go over what the normal indoor humidity should be in Mobile and how you can get it.

The Mayo Clinic recommends setting your home’s humidity. During this appointment, our Experts will check humidity levels, visually examine your existing heating and cooling equipment and provide advice.

These solutions can incorporate a whole-home humidifier. This humidifier partners with your furnace to give level humidity across your whole residence. It’s better than a portable humidifier, which is limited to humidifying an individual room at a time. And these humidifiers can result in a mess, spilling water as you transfer them from room to room.

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

When the humidity in your house is off, it can lead to a few issues. Here are a couple of signs that your house’s humidity is too low.

  1. You aren’t sleeping great. The National Sleep Foundation says extremely dry air can make you more vulnerable to getting sick, since your nasal passages get dried out. And not feeling well means you typically won’t sleep nicely. The dry air can also make your throat feel scratchy and make it more difficult for you to count sheep. It can also make snoring worse.
  2. You’re continuously getting shocked. Dry air causes additional static electricity. You can keep the static controlled by keeping your home’s humidity level.
  3. Your wood cabinets, flooring or furniture is fracturing or appears damaged. Air that’s too dry can blemish wooden things, because it removes moisture. Installing a whole-home humidifier can keep your possessions and house looking good.
  4. Your skin appears dry and itchy. If you’re requiring a lot of cream but your skin still feels itchy when you’re inside, humidity levels might be at fault. Insufficient humidity can also make your lips peel and make you cough more.

How to Get Relief from Your House’s Dry Air

As we talked about earlier, installing a humidifier at 251-202-7503 to set up your free home comfort assessment today.

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