Humidity: Obtaining the Perfect Moisture Level Humidity can be a pain, but even more importantly, humidity can have a big impact on the quality of your indoor air and your home comfort levels. The United States Environmental Protection Agency encourages families to maintain proper humidity levels, saying it is an important and simple way to improve air quality in the home. Fortunately, 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 preferred for comfort, experts say. But if you desire an environment that’s free from microbes and that won’t damage wood, the humidity levels will need to be kept between 45% and 50%. Humidity should be balanced correctly to ensure your home stays at the right amount. Higher Levels of Moisture – Air may feel stuffy and warmer than the actual temperature in your house and can provide the ideal foundation for the growth of bacteria and other pollutants. Lower Levels of Moisture – Your body may react by suffering from dry skin, sore throats and respiratory issues. Dry air is also bad for your wooden home furnishings, such as floors, paneling and furniture. Our experts 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 Limcan Walker/Certified Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Whitby at (289) 274-4367 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.