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What is the Ideal Humidity Comfort Level for Your Twin Cities Home?

You may think that temperature is key to your comfort level in your home. However, it is just one piece of the puzzle. Equally important to how comfortable you feel in your house is the humidity level inside it. While the optimal humidity can help you feel cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, you will feel the effects of incorrect humidity levels right away.

In the summer, hot air holds more humidity and this raises the humidity in the home.  This means that there is a higher chance of mold growth and everything will feel a little damper. In the winter, the air has less ability to hold humidity. As such, your home will often feel very dry when you turn the heat on. Over time, you may notice dry, itchy skin, overly dry sinuses, and you may be more susceptible to illness.

In order to avoid the issues that come with both high and low humidity in the home, you want to keep your home at an optimal level all year. This optimal level is between 45 to 55 percent. To do this, you may require both the use of a humidifier and a dehumidifier.

In Minnesota, we do get some humidity in the summer, but our air conditioners, which remove humidity in the air treatment process, are usually enough to deal with high humidity in the home. However, the winters can be particularly fierce. This is why you may need a whole house humidifier installed in your home to add humidity to the air in the winter to keep you comfortable.

Are you having humidity issues in your home? Whether it is high or low humidity, we can help. Contact us today to see what solutions Minnesota Heating & Cooling can offer you to get your home to the optimal comfort level.