Controlling the humidity levels within your home to improve indoor air quality not only ensures your comfort, but it also protects your health and the investment you’ve made with your home furnishings and electronics.
We’ve discussed the problems that can arise when the home is too humid, but what kind of problems will you face if the humidity is too low?
The happy place for human comfort is a humidity level of between 30 and 50%. When you’re living in a naturally dry environment your HVAC units will have to work double time to keep the temperature levels where you want them. Why? Because higher humidity climates regulate, or hold, the indoor temperature better than low humidity. For example, in low humidity, you will feel more chilled than someone in higher humidity at the same thermostat setting. This is because your body moisture will evaporate more quickly in a dry climate.
If you suspect that your indoor air quality is being affected by low humidity, talk to an HRC expert to discuss your humidifier options.
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