Humidity: Obtaining the Perfect Moisture Level Humidity can be a drag, but even more importantly, humidity can have a big impact on the quality of your indoor air and your home comfort levels. The United States Environmental Protection Agency urges families to keep proper humidity levels, saying it is an important and simple way to improve air quality in the home. 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 ranging from 35% and 50% are ideal for comfort, experts say. But if you desire an environment that doesn’t include microbes and that won’t damage wood, the humidity levels will need to be kept between 45% and 50%. Humidity should be balanced correctly to ensure your home stays 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 strongest 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 can also harm your wooden home furnishings, such as floors, paneling and furniture. Our techncians can offer 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. Call Donelson Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Nashville at 615-953-9885 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.