Humidity: Obtaining the Perfect Moisture Level Humidity can be a pain, but even more importantly, it can have a big impact on the quality of your indoor air and your home comfort levels. The United States Environmental Protection Agency suggests families sustain proper humidity levels, saying it is an important and simple way your home can achieve improved indoor air quality. Fortunately, you have control. The best thing to do is to install a whole-house humidifier and dehumidifier system. Humidity levels in the range of 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 will need to be kept between 45% and 50%. Humidity should be balanced appropriately to keep you home 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 perfect foundation 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 may also harm your wooden home furnishings, such as floors, paneling and furniture. Our techncians can offer 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. Call A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Calgary at 587-315-5271 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.