• Furnace Humidifiers and How to Maintain Proper Humidity Levels in Your Home

  • Humidity or the state of being humid is related to the level of atmospheric moisture in the air. Generally, humidity is associated with outdoor mugginess and unpleasant, sticky weather mainly during the warmer months of the year. However, a certain level of humidity is vital when supporting the interior environment of a home or any other building atmosphere. 

    Humidity levels in your home are often a lot more important than you think. On average, people spend more than 90% of their time indoors and 65% of that time at home. So, the environment you live in at home does matter, and it matters a lot. 

    Humidity levels in your home should be anywhere between 30 to 50 percent, 45 being the designated perfect percentage for optimal environmental control, but many homeowners aren’t aware of those numbers. Homes with too high of a humidity index, are at risk and so are you. 

    Humidity levels that are above 50 or 60 percent can cause problems in your home. For starters, higher humidity levels in your home can affect you and your family. High indoor humidity levels have been linked to illness, feeling unwell, poor sleep night rest, interrupted sleeping patterns, itchy and dry skin, and even worsened depression. 

    When the humidity is too low, this also leads to respiratory problems and dryness. With all of those factors, you would think more people would be aware of the humidity levels inside their homes.

    Also, your home may be affected by humidity levels that are too high. High humidity levels may lead to higher chance of pest infestations and encourage mold growth indoors. Improper humidity levels may also affect your heating and cooling costs negatively, causing you to pay more for climate control each month.

    However, there are ways you can maintain a healthy humidity level at home to encourage good health and a happier home. 

    Tips for Maintaining Proper Humidity Levels Indoors
    ● Measure Indoor Humidity- Digital Hygrometer will measure and monitor indoor humidity levels inside your home, helping you to better understand the problem and address it. 
    ● Moisture Barriers- Are treated paper or metal barriers that are designed to block moisture from getting into walls and flooring. These barriers are important for kitchens and bathrooms, and can make a big difference in your home.
    ● Seal Your Home Correctly- Try to make sure all windows and doors seal correctly, and that you fill any gaps in your walls or home foundation to maintain humidity levels in your home. 

    Get a Furnace Humidifier 

    One of the best things you can do to control indoor humidity is to have a furnace humidifier. A furnace humidifier will introduce the correct amount of water back into the air of your home if it's too low through vapor, or take water out of the air if the humidity is too high in your home or by shutting off until levels drop. Essentially, a furnace humidifier will regulate the humidity in your home to a certain, healthy level ranging between 30 and 50 percent. 

    You will be able to set and control humidity levels in your house with a humidistat, allowing you to adjust the levels or turn on and off the humidifier whenever you want.

    A furnace humidifier is the best option for homes to control the humidity level and get the levels indoors back to normal and maintain equilibrium. For more information about humidifiers please contact Consumers Comfort Inc and one of our home comfort specialists will help you.