Importance Of Moisture Levels In Your Home

Your HVAC system may keep your home at the right temperature, but it may not be keeping your home’s air the right level of moisture. Depending on the season and area in which you live, your home may become too high in moisture or too low, both which can have effects on your family’s health. By adding a humidifier or dehumidifier, you can keep the air in your home at a healthy moisture level. 


Many homes can become low in air moisture, especially during the winter months. Furnaces and other heat can add to the dry air, causing sore throats, dry skin and drying out the respiratory system. There are portable humidifiers that can be used to control moisture in a room, but there are also full house humidifiers that can be added to your HVAC system. 


In homes that retain moisture, there is a danger of mold and mildew in some cases. Mold spores can cause many health problems, especially in small children. A dehumidifier reduces the moisture in the air and can eliminate the danger of mold growing in a home. These can also be bought in smaller, portable options or a whole house dehumidification system can be added as an option to your HVAC system to control moisture in the whole house. 

To find out the moisture level in your home, a professional HVAC technician may use a hygrometer to measure the humidity in your home. For most homes, a level of 20-40% during the winter and less than 60% during the summer is ideal to keep your home comfortable and healthy. Your local professional can offer options to ensure that your home’s air is always kept at the right moisture level.

Posted on behalf of James Smith, ClimateSmith LLC


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