How to Find the Right Humidity Level for Your Home & Why It’s Important 

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Many factors can influence the humidity levels in your home, from seasonal changes to everyday activities, such as cooking and showering. Identifying and managing the right humidity level has many benefits for you and your home. Let’s take a closer look at home humidity and how to manage it.

Issues Caused by High Humidity 

The ideal humidity level in homes is between 30-50%. High humidity can affect your sleep and health, especially if you’re an asthmatic. Excessive moisture can also negatively impact your home, with potential moisture damage to your drywall, flooring, and subfloor. 

Signs of High Humidity 

If your humidity level exceeds 50%, you may notice a damp odour, visible mould and mildew, and excessive window condensation. You will likely feel hot, sticky, and uncomfortable.

Implications of Low Humidity 

If the humidity level in your home drops below 30%, you may experience dry skin, an irritated throat, and sore eyes. In low humidity, you may also be more susceptible to cold and flu. You may notice cracks in wooden materials and furniture, the flooring, trim, and window surround. 

How to Control Humidity Levels

One of the easiest ways to control humidity levels is with a humidifier and dehumidifier. Instead of purchasing these products separately, consider investing in a high-quality Carrier air conditioner with these functionalities built in. Carrier air conditioners are known for their optimal humidity and temperature control. Thanks to the state-of-the-art Infinity® System Control, you can stay on top of the humidity levels in your home, remain comfortable, and save money on energy bills. 

Contact the experts at Maintemp Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more about innovative Carrier products, installation, and maintenance. 

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