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What Is the Proper Humidity Level For My Home?

What Is the Proper Humidity Level For My Home? | Fred's Home Services Euclid, Ohio

Too much humidity is a bad thing, right? After all, it creates and promotes an environment where bacteria, mold, various fungi, and dust mites not only grow but flourish!

But doesn't dry air cause its own fair share of problems? You bet. In fact, excessively dry indoor air can weaken your immune system from harmful viruses and respiratory ailments.

The fact is, dry air and damp air both have their fair share of problems. So what's the answer? A whole-house, combined humidification and dehumidification system where you can control and maintain the proper levels of relative humidity, which most experts agree are between 40%-55%.

Before going any further, let's define the very term this article is all about:

Relative Humidity is the moisture content in the air as a percentage of the total amount of moisture air can actually hold. So, at a relative humidity of 40%, air is holding 40% of its full potential.

With a whole-house humidifier from Fred's Home Services, you can maintain ideal levels of humidity all year long. In the process, you can save as much as 5% on your annual fuel bill. More importantly, you'll add immeasurably to your family's indoor comfort while helping ease skin and breathing reactions caused by dry air.

Where do the energy savings come from? Cold air is dry, and in dry air, moisture evaporates from your skin. That, in turn, tends to cool you off. So, by setting the thermostat at 69 degrees with a relative humidity of 35%, you'll feel just as warm as you would in 72 degree air with 19% relative humidity.

Bottom line, you want to dehumidify your home in warm weather and add humidity when it's cold.