What is a good humidity level?
In terms of the recommended humidity at home, a good general guide is that the level should be between 30% and 60% in all rooms of your house. Should the levels fall outside of this optimal indoor humidity range, you might find the dry air causes:
- Damage to plaster, wooden floors, and furniture, including cracking
- An increase in static
- Dry skin, eyes and hair
- Dry throat and cough – this can lead to uncomfortable night’s sleep and an increased potential for snoring
In contrast, if levels go above 70%, this can result in other problems, including:
- Muscle cramps
- Damp and mould – particularly an issue in the bathroom
- Respiratory condition flare-ups
As you can see, achieving the optimal humidity for house is not only good for the building, it’s good for your health and wellbeing, too.