Where Should You Keep Your Home’s Humidity? [Infographic]

May 9, 2016
Ross and Witmer

No matter the season, maintaining the correct indoor humidity level and being vigilant about your thermostat settings will offer myriad advantages for homeowners in the Charlotte, NC area. Keeping your home’s humidity at the right level assists in efficient home cooling and heating, helps to improve indoor air quality, and can elevate the general health of your family.

As you may or may not be aware, the optimal level of humidity in your home changes with the outdoor temperature. As a good heuristic, for every 10-degree reduction in the outdoor temperature, your in-home humidity should lower by 5 degrees. You can check these levels with a hygrometer to ensure they’re where they need to be throughout the year.

Your best tool for actually controlling your home’s humidity, obviously, is your home’s thermostat. By optimizing the temperature in your home, you also are optimizing the humidity level. Remember: You actually can encourage mold growth if you consistently keep your home at certain temperatures and use particular fan settings. You may need to get a dehumidifer installed if your home’s humidity level is consistently higher than 50 percent.

You want your home to be comfortable no matter what time of year it is, and you naturally want your family to breathe easy as well. Fortunately, we’ve prepared the infographic below to help you understand how to accomplish this. Check it out, and then feel free to give us a call if you’re interested in exploring the many indoor air quality solutions that we offer.


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