What’s the right humidity?

Winter often forces homeowners to consider a classic “lesser of two evils” where moisture in the home is concerned. Sealing up the home and heating it dries out the air causing some discomfort and health issues. This leads to attempts to increase home humidity, but as we all know, too much humidity can promote mold. This page attempts to offer a happy medium where humidity in the home in concerned.

The ideal humidity level for human health is 40 to 60 percent. The ideal humidity level to prevent mold growth is 30 to 50 percent. Therefore, homeowners should aim for a humidity level between 40 and 50 percent. It’s best to purchase humidity sensors before using humidifiers.

To learn more about preventing mold in your home, contact us. We can also eliminate mold problems that develop.

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