Signs Your Home Needs Humidity Management
For a home to feel comfortable and healthy, professionals suggest that indoor humidity levels should be maintained between 40-60%. An upgraded smart thermostat can track humidity levels and alert you when it's not in the appropriate range. If your thermostat is not equipped with humidity tracking capability, you can monitor your home for these signs of humidity imbalance.
The humidity levels in your home may be too low if:
- You've experienced recurrent nosebleeds
- Your lips are cracked and dry
- Your skin, eyes, nose, and throat are Itchy and dry
- You've had a continuous and persistent cold or flu with upper respiratory symptoms
- You've noticed warped and damaged wooden furniture and floors
The humidity levels in your home may be too high if:
- You've noticed mold growthYour lips are cracked and dry
- Your windows are foggy or damp with condensation
- Your home is stuffy or musty
- There are water damage or stains on walls or ceilings
- Your wooden surfaces are beginning to decompose
- Your allergies are worse than usual
How a Whole-Home Humidifier
or Dehumidifier Works
If your home shows signs of humidity problems, a whole-home humidifier or dehumidifier installed in your air duct can improve the indoor air quality of your home. You will also notice your home is healthier and more comfortable.
An in-duct humidifier or dehumidifier systems manage indoor humidity imbalances better than stand-alone units, which are not as efficient. Whole-home dehumidifiers and humidifiers work by treating the humidity in your air while your HVAC system is working. By working in concert, in-duct systems are better able to manage your home's humidity levels.