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 the air in your home and your home comfort levels. The United States Environmental Protection Agency suggests families keep proper humidity levels, saying it is an easy way to improve air quality in the home. As it turns out, you have control. 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 preferred for comfort, experts say. But if you want 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 needs to be balanced properly to ensure your home stays at the right amount. Higher Levels of Moisture – Air may feel stuffy and warmer than the actual temperature within your home and can provide the ideal 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 is also bad for 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 Bob Brown Service Experts Heating & Air in Phoenix at 623-243-4517 to set up a free appointment. We’ll wring out that wet blanket and hang it up to dry. Not literally, but you understand.