Humidification

Indoor Humidity – Moisture in the Home

You don’t have to be an HVAC expert to know if your home’s air is too hot or cold. After all, you can feel it. Which is: high moisture levels can make your home feel stuffy. Moisture levels that are too high can create a breeding ground for the following hazardous things:

  • Mold
  • Mildew
  • Dust mites
  • Bacteria

Recent studies show that mold can cause or worsen asthma, as well as hay fever and other allergies*. These studies are a reminder that threats to indoor air quality are an assault against us – this means war!

Not Enough Moisture

Dry air can have the following consequences:

  • It can make furniture shrink, warp and crack.
  • Causes skin irritation and respiratory problems,**
  • Annoying static shocks.

Prolonged exposure to dry air is a reminder of how uncomfortable such a situation is, an environment most people avoid at all costs.

Optimal Humidity Range for Ideal Comfort and Indoor Air Quality

For optimal comfort and health, studies show that moisture levels should be in the range of 35% to 50%. You can track your home’s humidity with a hygrometer, available at hardware and home improvement stores. Or, you can contact one of our Comfort Consultants for an in-home consultation.