Figuring Out the Correct Indoor Humidity For Your Residence

Colder temps are known for creating dry air within your home. Because humidity levels in Calgary are typically lower in the fall and winter, drier air could result in prickly skin, itchy eyes and a raspy throat.

When you’re operating your furnace, it’s essential to keep your home’s humidity under control for ideal comfort. Let’s discuss what the right indoor humidity should be in Calgary and how you can reach it.

The Mayo Clinic advises having your home’s humidity. During this appointment, our Experts will measure humidity levels, visually examine your current heating and cooling equipment and offer options.

These recommendations can involve a whole-home humidifier. This humidifier hooks up with your furnace to deliver even humidity in every room of your residence. It’s better than a portable humidifier, which is limited to humidifying one room at a time. And these humidifiers can result in a mess, dripping water as you transfer them from room to room.

4 Symptoms That Your Residence’s Indoor Humidity is Off

When the humidity in your residence isn’t in balance, it can lead to several problems. Here are several flags that your home’s humidity is too dry.

  1. You aren’t sleeping deeply. The National Sleep Foundation says extremely dry air can make you more vulnerable to getting sick, as your nasal passages get dry. And not feeling well means you often won’t sleep great. The dry air can also make your throat feel scratchy and make it more difficult for you to slumber. It can also make snoring worse.
  2. You’re constantly getting shocked. Dry air contributes to additional static electricity. You can keep the shocks under control by keeping your house’s humidity in check.
  3. Your wood cabinets, flooring or furniture is splitting or seems damaged. Air that’s too parched can break wooden items, as it pulls out moisture. Installing a whole-home humidifier can keep your belongings and residence looking great.
  4. Your skin seems dry and itchy. If you’re using a lot of lotion but your skin still seems itchy when you’re inside, humidity levels can be at fault. Insubstantial humidity can also make your lips feel dry and make you cough more.

How to Get Relief from Your Home’s Dry Air

As we talked about previously, installing a humidifier at 587-315-5271 to request your free home comfort assessment right away.

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