Humidity

Humidity: Obtaining the Perfect Moisture Level

HumidityHumidity can be a pain, but even more importantly, humidity 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 sustain proper humidity levels, saying it is an easy way to improve air quality in the home.

Luckily, 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 desire 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 needs to be balanced properly to ensure your home stays 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 within your home and can provide the ideal basis for the growth of bacteria and other pollutants.
  • Lower Levels of Moisture – Your body may react by experiencing dry skin, sore throats and respiratory issues. Dry air may also harm your wooden home furnishings, such as floors, paneling and furniture.

We 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.

Give us a call now at Norrell Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Birmingham at 205-267-0023 to set up a free appointment. We’ll wring out that wet blanket and hang it up to dry. Not literally, but you know what we mean.