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 your indoor air and your home comfort levels. The United States Environmental Protection Agency encourages families to maintain proper humidity levels, saying it is an easy way your home can achieve improved indoor air quality. Luckily, you can control it. The best thing to do is to incorporate a whole-house humidifier and dehumidifier system. Humidity levels in the range of 35% and 50% are ideal for comfort, experts say. But if you want an environment without microbes and that won’t damage wood, the humidity levels would ideally 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 perfect basis 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. 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. Give us a call now at Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Gaithersburg at 301-476-4577 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.