Humidity: Obtaining the Perfect Moisture Level Humidity can be a nuisance, but even more importantly, humidity can have a big impact on the quality of your indoor air and your home comfort levels. The United States Environmental Protection Agency encourages families to maintain proper humidity levels, saying it is an easy way that you can improve your indoor air quality. Fortunately, we can help you control it. The best thing to do is to intergrate a whole-house humidifier and dehumidifier system. Humidity levels between 35% and 50% are preferred for comfort, experts say. But if you want an environment that’s free from microbes and that won’t damage wood, the humidity levels would ideally be kept between 45% and 50%. Humidity needs to be balanced appropriately to ensure your home stays at the right amount. Higher Levels of Moisture – Air may feel stuffy and warmer than the actual temperature in your home and can provide the ideal basis for the growth of bacteria and other pollutants. Lower Levels of Moisture – Your body may react by suffering from dry skin, sore throats and respiratory issues. Dry air can also harm your wooden home furnishings, such as floors, paneling and furniture. Our experts have 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. Give us a call now at Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Hilton Head Island at 843-619-3781 to set up a free appointment. We’ll wring out that wet blanket and hang it up to dry. Not literally, but you know what we mean.