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 the air within your house and your home comfort levels. The United States Environmental Protection Agency urges families to keep proper humidity levels, saying it is one of the most important ways your home can achieve improved indoor air quality. As it turns out, you can control it. The best thing to do is to intergrate a whole-house humidifier and dehumidifier system. Humidity levels in the range of 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 would ideally be kept between 45% and 50%. Humidity should be balanced appropriately to keep you home 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 developing dry skin, sore throats and respiratory issues. Dry air may also harm your wooden home furnishings, such as floors, paneling and furniture. We 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. We’re ready for your call, so contact Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Columbia at 803-399-7208 to set up a free appointment. We’ll wring out that wet blanket and hang it up to dry. Not literally, but you get the point.