Humidity

Humidity: Obtaining the Perfect Moisture Level

HumidityHumidity can be a pain, but even more importantly, it 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 keep proper humidity levels, saying it is one of the most important ways your home can achieve improved indoor air quality.

Luckily, you can control it.

The best thing to do is to incorporate a whole-house humidifier and dehumidifier system. Humidity levels ranging from 35% and 50% are the best for comfort, experts say. But if you desire an environment without microbes and that won’t damage wood, the humidity levels will need to be kept between 45% and 50%. Humidity needs to be balanced appropriately to make sure your home has 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 within your home and can provide the strongest 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 is also bad for 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 Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Salt Lake City at 385-399-0280 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.