“Humidity can be tricky. No matter what type of climate you live in—dry or humid—you always ideally want to keep your indoor humidity between 30-60 percent. Whether it’s too high or too dry, humidity can impact Indoor Air Quality and, ultimately, your family’s well-being. From asthma to allergies, dust mites to mold spores, and more, get a handle on your indoor humidity to optimize your family’s health.”
As we head into the winter months in much of the United States, it’s more important than ever to aim for 30-60% humidity in your home.
Here are five key benefits of humidity control:
Influenza and other common viruses thrive in dry environments and are easily transmitted into the air in your home. This can lead to the rapid spread of illnesses.
Keeping the air in your home at the appropriate humidity level makes it more difficult for viruses to take hold.
Elimination of Pests
Mold and pests thrive in moist environments, while bacteria spreads easily with dry air. Keep these problems under control with humidity between 30-60%.
Fall and winter can be a challenging time for sufferers of asthma, eczema, and even allergies with the increased time spent indoors. Dried out sinuses, dry and itchy patches of skin, chapped lips, and dry or persistent coughing are all symptoms of low relative humidity that can be alleviated by restoring Healthy Humidity levels.
Proper humidity is important for sleep in terms of comfort and congestion. Too much humidity can make you hot and sweaty because it prevents the moisture from evaporating off your body. A lack of moisture in the air can dry out your nasal passages and cause snoring, along with that feeling of congestion that often comes during the winter months.
When the humidity is between 30-60%, the air has enough moisture for easy breathing and is still dry enough to not feel heavy.
Lower Stress Levels
Better sleep and less illness contribute to lower levels of stress and better overall health.
You can live a happier, healthier life by maintaining indoor humidity all year long. Aprilaire whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers offer seamless, energy-efficient ways to improve your Indoor Air Quality in your Healthy Home.
Aprilaire Giveaway Details
To show much we care about giving everyone the opportunity for a healthy, happy home, we are giving away an Aprilaire Healthy Air System™ complete with free installation to one winner on our Instagram channel.
Here’s what’s included:
3 Award-Winning Components of the Aprilaire Healthy Air System™
- Humidity Control
Our whole-home humidity controls give you the power to optimize humidification and dehumidification throughout the year.
- Fresh Air Ventilation
Fresh air is crucial to the overall health of your home environment. By replacing stale indoor air, you’re diluting and removing contaminants throughout your home.
- Air Filtration
When bringing in fresh air from outside, it’s important to filter that air to remove allergens, smoke, and other airborne particles.
To enter the Aprilaire giveaway:
- Follow @aprilaireco on Instagram
- Post a photo on Instagram showing what Healthy Air means to you
- Use the hashtag #MyHealthyAirSystem in the caption of your post
- Tag @aprilaireco in your post
The Aprilaire giveaway ends on December 31st. Visit aprilaire.com for official terms and conditions.