Humidity: Obtaining the Perfect Moisture Level Humidity can be a pain, 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 important and simple way to improve air quality in the home. As it turns out, we can help you control it. The best thing to do is to install a whole-house humidifier and dehumidifier system. Humidity levels in the range of 35% and 50% are ideal for comfort, experts say. But if you are looking for an environment without microbes and that won’t damage wood, the humidity levels would ideally be kept between 45% and 50%. Humidity needs to be balanced correctly 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 experiencing 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 R & M Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Knoxville at 865-229-6176 to set up a free appointment. We’ll wring out that wet blanket and hang it up to dry. Not literally, but you understand.