How to Increase Your Home's Humidity

November 23, 2015

When most people think about humidity, it’s usually the outdoor humidity and how muggy or dry it feels. But when you ask any of our expert furnace service technicians about home comfort, humidity plays a large role in making us feel comfortable. As we go through the year and our indoor air adapts, humidity levels change as well. For ideal comfort, the humidity levels in your home should be between 35 percent and 50 percent.

Dry air during the cooler months in Birmingham can also play a role in respiratory comfort, as it can dry out the mucous membranes in your throat and nose, possibly meaning uncomfortable scratchy throats and noses. It also could mean that there could be a greater risk for colds and respiratory issues.

Check out these perks of proper humidification, and chat with your Norrell Service Experts technician during your annual furnace service appointment to hear more.

Correct humidity levels in your home can:

  • Save you from having to be worried about damaging wood furniture, flooring and paint in your home
  • Lower the chance for static electricity and shocks
  • Provide you with the ideal environment to maintain your indoor plants, helping them live longer
  • Help ease skin irritations and dry skin quickly and easily

Buying a humidifier for your home could be the perfect solution to control your home’s humidity levels, so make sure to ask the experts at Norrell Service Experts about humidity control when you arrange your annual furnace service appointment. Humidity is a big contributor to your personal comfort, so ensure you’re prepped for dryer air. Give us a ring at or schedule an appointment with us online to learn about our humidification options and to arrange your annual furnace service.