What Should Ideal Indoor Humidity Be?

Cooler temps are known for creating dry air within your home. Since humidity levels in Hilton Head Island are typically reduced in the fall and winter, drier air can cause in burning skin, irritated eyes and a raspy throat. 

When you’re operating your furnace, it’s essential to keep indoor humidity under control for ideal comfort. Let’s go over what the correct indoor humidity should be in Hilton Head Island and how you can reach it. 

The Mayo Clinic suggests setting your residence’s humidity. During this appointment, our Experts will gauge humidity levels, look at your current heating and cooling equipment and give recommendations. 

These recommendations can involve a whole-home humidifier. This device hooks up with your furnace to deliver stable humidity throughout your whole home. It’s superior to a portable humidifier, which can only humidify one area at a time. And these humidifiers can result in a mess, slopping water as you transfer them from room to room. 

4 Symptoms That Your House’s Indoor Humidity Isn’t Right 

When the humidity in your home isn’t in balance, it can create a few problems. Here are several symptoms that your residence’s humidity is too dry. 

  1. You aren’t sleeping deeply. The National Sleep Foundation says excessively dry air can make you more susceptible to getting sick, as your nasal passages get dried out. And not feeling well means you typically won’t sleep great. The dry air can also cause your throat to feel itchy and make it harder for you to count sheep. It could also worsen snoring. 
  1. You’re frequently getting zapped. Dry air leads to increased static electricity. You can keep the zaps controlled by keeping your residence’s humidity even. 
  1. Your wood cabinets, flooring or furniture is fracturing or appears damaged. Air that’s too parched can mar wooden things, as it removes moisture. Getting a whole-home humidifier can keep your belongings and home looking fantastic. 
  1. Your skin appears dry and irritated. If you’re needing a lot of cream but your skin still seems scratchy when you’re inside, humidity levels may be at fault. Low humidity can also make your lips peel and contribute to coughing. 

How to Get Relief from Your House’s Dry Air 

As we talked about earlier, installing a humidifier at 843-619-3781 to set up your free home comfort assessment now. 

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