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6 Benefits of Controlling the Humidity Levels in Your Home

monitoring home humidity levels

Did you know that both excessively high and extremely low humidity can harm your health and affect the well-being of your home? Health Canada recommends keeping the relative humidity (RH) in your home below 50 per cent in the summer and between 30 and 35 per cent in the winter. Here are six reasons to keep your home’s humidity levels in check:

1. Minimize virus transmission

The relative humidity levels in your home can have a significant impact on your health. When the relative humidity is too high, viruses, bacteria and mould can thrive, increasing your risk of getting sick. On the other hand, when the relative humidity is too low, it can lead to respiratory problems, allergic reactions and asthma attacks. Maintaining an ideal humidity level helps make your home a healthier and safer place to live.

2. Prevent mould growth

Mould loves moisture, and elevated humidity levels provide the perfect breeding ground for it to grow and spread throughout your home. This can lead to poor indoor air quality, which can exacerbate or even cause specific health issues.

3. Prevent dry skin

Low humidity levels can cause dry, itchy and flaky skin. This is especially common in winter when the air is dry and cold. Keeping the humidity levels in your home stable ensures your skin is hydrated and healthy.

4. Improve allergy symptoms and respiratory problems

If you suffer from allergies or respiratory issues, controlling the humidity levels in your home can help improve your symptoms. Maintaining the ideal humidity range can make the air more comfortable to breathe, reducing the risk of allergic reactions and asthma attacks.


5. Protect home furnishings

Drastic shifts in humidity levels can damage your home furnishings, especially wood flooring and furniture. High humidity can cause wood to warp and split, while low humidity can cause it to crack. By controlling the humidity levels in your home, you can protect your home furnishings and keep them in top condition.

6. Safeguard electronics

High humidity levels can damage your electronics by causing condensation. This can lead to corrosion and short-circuiting. To protect your electronics, it’s important to keep the humidity levels in your home within an optimal range.

Keep your home in the perfect humidity zone with a whole-house humidifier or dehumidifier from Aire One Heating & Cooling. Our AprilAire Healthy Air systems have advanced humidity control, fresh air ventilation and air filtration. They’re reliable, efficient and designed to provide maximum comfort.


Humidifier and Dehumidifier Sales and Services in Southwestern Ontario

Do you want to take control of your indoor air quality? Look no further than Aire One Heating & Cooling in Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Stratford and surrounding areas. We carry various humidifier and dehumidifier models from AprilAire. Contact us for more information or to request a free quote.


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