Do Humidity Levels Affect My Indoor Air Quality
Yes. Ideally, home humidity levels should fall between 35 and 50 percent. If your indoor air is too humid, it means there is excess moisture in the air. In addition to making you feeling damp and sticky, that moisture can aggravate allergies and asthma, and can lead to mold, mildew, and mustiness.
On the flipside, too little humidity can cause problems, including:
- Itchy skin
- Dry cough
- Frequent colds
To keep your indoor humidity just right (and to help avoid warping on wood floors and furniture), consider a humidifier or dehumidifier.