How to Discover the Ideal Indoor Humidity for Your House

Chillier temps are notorious for causing dry air in your residence. Since humidity levels in Long Island are usually lower in the fall and winter, drier air may lead to in prickly skin, irritated eyes and a coarse throat.

When you’re using your furnace, it’s important to keep indoor humidity in check for ideal comfort. Let’s go over what the normal indoor humidity should be in Long Island and how you can achieve it.

The Mayo Clinic recommends setting your home’s humidity. During this appointment, our Experts will gauge humidity levels, visually check your present heating and cooling equipment and give solutions.

These recommendations can incorporate a whole-home humidifier. This equipment partners with your furnace to give stable humidity throughout your whole house. It’s a step above a portable humidifier, which is limited to humidifying an individual 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 residence is wrong, it can lead to a couple of issues. Here are several symptoms that your home’s humidity is too dry.

  1. You aren’t sleeping great. The National Sleep Foundation says excessively 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 complicated for you to count sheep. It can also make snoring worse.
  2. You’re constantly getting zapped. Dry air contributes to additional static electricity. You can keep the zaps under control by keeping your house’s humidity in check.
  3. Your wood cabinets, flooring or furniture is fracturing or seems damaged. Air that’s too dry can break wooden belongings, as it pulls out moisture. Using a whole-home humidifier can keep your things and home looking fantastic.
  4. Your skin feels dry and itchy. If you’re requiring a lot of moisturizer but your skin still feels itchy when you’re at home, humidity levels could be to blame. Low humidity can also make your lips feel dry and lead to increased coughing.

How to Ease Symptoms from Your Residence’s Dry Air

As we discussed previously, installing a humidifier at 631-406-9220 to schedule your free home comfort assessment today.

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