How to Increase Your Home's Humidity

November 23, 2015

When most people think about humidity, it’s typically the outdoor humidity and how muggy or dry it feels. But when you ask any of our expert furnace service technicians about home comfort, humidity plays a large role in making us feel comfortable. As the months pass and our indoor air transforms, humidity levels fluctuate as well. For your best comfort, the humidity levels in your home ought to be between 35 percent and 50 percent.

Dry air during the cooler months in Wheeling can also impact respiratory comfort, as it can dry out the mucous membranes in your throat and nose, likely resulting in uncomfortable scratchy throats and noses. It also means that there might be an increased risk for colds and respiratory problems.

Check out these benefits of ideal humidification, and chat with your Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning technician during your annual furnace service appointment to find out more.

Ideal humidity levels in your home can:

  • Save you from having to concerned about hurting wood furniture, flooring and paint in your home
  • Lower the chance for static electricity and shocks
  • Leave you with the best environment to sustain your indoor plants, helping them live longer
  • Help ease skin irritations and dry skin quickly and easily

Adding a humidifier to your home might be the best solution to control your home’s humidity levels, so be sure to ask the team at Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning about humidity control when you schedule your annual furnace service appointment. Humidity is a big contributor to your personal comfort, so ensure you’re prepped for dryer air. Give us a ring at or set up an appointment with us online to hear about our humidification choices and to arrange your annual furnace service.