What Should The Humidity Level Be In My House?

by | Feb 17, 2020 | General Information | 0 comments

If you’ve been asking what should the humidity level be in my house, then the following article is for you.

Everyone has their own experience with what they consider a comfortable humidity level. Aside from personal preference, the ideal humidity level should be anywhere between 30 percent to 50 percent.

Some of the main causes of humidity in your house include showering, boiling water on the stove, and drying your clothes inside.

By following these next few tips, it will help to prevent microorganism growth.

Finding Your Home’s Ideal Humidity Level

How To Find Your Current Humidity Level

To start with, you need to know the current humidity level in your house. To do that, you will need a hygrometer. This tool measures temperature and relative humidity.

Once you know what your humidity level is, how do you change it?

Maintaining Relative Humidity Levels

Most of the time, its possible to adjust and maintain the humidity level with a few simple tools.

Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers can be used along with your HVAC system to add or remove moisture from the air.

Its important to also maintain these devices to get the maximum effectiveness out of them.

Humidity levels that stay out of whack in your home can create some costly issues later on.

What Problems Occur When Humidity Levels Are Off?

  • Excess moisture promotes the growth and spread of mold, mildew, fungi, and bacteria.
  • Asthma and allergy sufferers may experience worse or more frequent symptoms.
  • High humidity levels can cause visible condensation. Yuck.
  • Cold and flu viruses may spread more rapidly.
  • Dry air pulls moisture from your skin, leaving you feeling cold despite warmer temperatures.
  • Cracks and damage can occur to flooring, windows and doors.

Wrapping It Up

Very high or low humidity in your home means its time to have your home’s ventilation and insulation inspected.

Southern Pride Service has been in business for over 25 years, serving Southern Maryland and the surrounding areas. We service, maintain and install almost all types of heating and air equipment. Call us to schedule a visit to inspect any humidity issues you have in your home.

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 If your air conditioning system isn't working properly, prompt repair is important to keep you comfortable in your home. Southern Pride Service offers cooling system repair services for AC systems of all types. This includes:

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Our experienced HVAC team can diagnose and treat all types of AC problems. Some common reasons that you might need cooling system repair include:

  • Air conditioner won't turn on 

  • Air conditioner won't cool properly 
  • Freezing of the outdoor unit

  • Leaks

  • Unusual sounds or smells

  • Electrical problems

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 Some signs that you're in need of replacement include:

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Keep Your System Properly Maintained with Southern Pride Service

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