How Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers Affect the Air Quality & Comfort in Your Home

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Posted: September 19, 2021 - Homebuyer's Blog

Colder air holds less moisture and tends to be drier, while warmer air will typically holds more moisture. Controlling the humidity in your home not only improves indoor air comfort, but also provides a healthy environment for you and your home.



A humidifier works by adding moisture and humidity to the air, which can help alleviate some potential problems and improve overall comfort.


Humidifier Benefits



A home dehumidifier works by removing excess moisture from the air to control the home’s humidity level.


Running an air conditioner can help remove much of the moisture from the air but it’s sometimes not enough. A basement is a common area where many homeowners in the midwest still prefer to have a dehumidifier in use.


Dehumidifier Benefits

Setting the Humidity Level

Humidity levels can vary due to changing seasons, weather, energy use, air circulation and other factors. Most experts agree that keeping the relative humidity level between 30% and 50% (or around 45%) for the best comfort and health. In the warmer months, you can expect the average interior humidity to be higher, and in the colder months it will likely be lower. You can typically find the humidity setting on your home’s thermostat. A good visual cue is if condensation shows on the window’s interior side, your humidity setting is too high. Conversely if visual separation or cracks appear on trim work or wood floors, your humidity level is too low..

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