Acceptable Humidity Levels for Inside Your Home

Indoor Humidity in Burbank, CA

Humidity can change with the seasons and can negatively impact your home and your health, depending on if the levels are too high or low. To protect your home and your health, you need to know what levels are acceptable.

The Ideal Range

It’s a good idea to keep your home’s humidity levels between 30 and 55 percent. When dealing with mild weather, you might not have to worry about humidity because it will be within this range. However, in the winter, the air will become too dry. When you use your heater, you will dry the air out even more. As a result, your skin, lips, and hair will feel dry, and your throat and nose may start to feel scratchy or irritated. Some people experience bloody noses when there’s not enough moisture in the air.

During the summer months, humidity levels can skyrocket, which will cause you to have difficulty breathing. High humidity also provides a breeding ground for mold to grow.

Fortunately, it’s easy to make an adjustment to the humidity level inside your home. A whole-home humidifier can be hooked up to your HVAC system. You can get a bypass, fan-powered, or steam humidifier, and it will work with your HVAC system to keep humidity levels in check. As a bonus, these types of humidifiers don’t require daily maintenance.

Turn to Us

Feel free to reach out with any questions about humidifiers or anything related to your HVAC system. At Certified Service, we offer installation, maintenance, and repair services for air conditioners, heaters, ductless mini-splits, and indoor air quality systems. We provide commercial HVAC service as well. As a multi-generational family-owned business, we take pride in what we do and enjoy contributing to our local community. We’ve been in business for more than 40 years, and we always look forward to meeting new customers. Rest assured that we’ll handle your project efficiently and professionally. If you reside in Burbank, CA, call us at Certified Service to discuss how we can help you!