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What's the Ideal Indoor Humidity in Winter?

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- By Russell Jones

Maintaining the right humidity level in your home is important for your health and comfort. Our article will help you find the perfect balance and provide tips on maintaining it in your home this winter.

What is the Ideal Indoor Humidity?

Let's get straight to the point! Ideally, you want to maintain an indoor humidity level of 30-50% all year round.

Humidity in Winter versus Summer

There is a big difference in humidity between the two seasons. This is because the temperature changes the amount of moisture the air can hold.

What are the Effects of Low Humidity in Winter

Low humidity can have some serious adverse effects on your health. These include dry and itchy skin, sore throats, and itchy eyes.

Ideal Indoor Humidity in Winter?

To avoid the effects of low humidity, maintain your humidity level at 30-50%. However, due to problems with cold air, aim for between 30-40%.

Strategies For That Ideal Indoor Winter Humidity

The best way to do this is through a humidifier. You can use a portable one or invest in a fixed humidifier as part of your HVAC system.

Add an Energy Recovery Ventilation System

An ERV captures the humidity inside and keeps it on the same side of the thermal envelope it was found. Click below to learn more about ERVs.

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