Humidity

Humidity: Obtaining the Perfect Moisture Level

HumidityHumidity can be a drag, but even more importantly, moisture levels can have a big impact on the quality of the air in your home and your home comfort levels. The United States Environmental Protection Agency urges families to maintain proper humidity levels, saying it is one of the most important ways that you can improve your indoor air quality.

Fortunately, you have control.

The best thing to do is to intergrate a whole-house humidifier and dehumidifier system. Humidity levels between 35% and 50% are ideal for comfort, experts say. But if you are looking for an environment that doesn’t include microbes and that won’t damage wood, the humidity levels will need to be kept between 45% and 50%. Humidity should be balanced correctly to keep you home at the right amount.

  • This humidity control chart shows how different types of humidifiers impact the features availableHigher Levels of Moisture – Air may feel stuffy and warmer than the actual temperature in your house and can provide the perfect basis 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 can also harm your wooden home furnishings, such as floors, paneling and furniture.

Our experts have 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.

We’re ready for your call, so contact Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing in Overland Park at 816-787-0500 to set up a free appointment. We’ll wring out that wet blanket and hang it up to dry. Not literally, but you get the point.