Indoor Humidity Levels in Your Home: Humidifier Tips
Indoor Humidity Level Breakdown
For a comfortable and healthy home environment, the recommended indoor relative humidity levels falls between 30-50%. * Humidity levels above 50% may cause condensation to form on windows, walls and floors, and can trigger the growth of allergens such as bacteria, dust mites and mold. * US Environmental Protection Agency, September 2016 | epa.gov/mold/brief-guide-mold-moisture-and-your-home
How to Regulate Humidity in Your Home
Start your humidifier. If after 48 hours you are experiencing dry air, irritated nose/throat, dry hair, and/or skin increase to high mist setting and restart the humidifier. If after 48 hours you are experiencing muggy air condition, and/or condensation on the walls use the humidifier less frequently on low mist setting. If you do not have the symptoms above, Congratulations! You have reached the optimal level of humidity.
Monitoring Your Humidifier
Humidity levels change depending on weather and time of day, so monitor often. Use a hygrometer to check the humidity level in your home or monitor closely for unwanted condensation. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts for helping monitor your humidifier:
- Do This for Best Results
- Place humidifier on a table or nightstand.
- Aim opening towards an open space.
- Check conditions and adjust mist setting.
- Don’t Do This
- Place humidifier on absorbent surfaces.
- Put humidifier close to curtains or air vents.
- Neglect humidifier. May lead to problems.
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Remove White Dust
Use distilled water and our FLTDC Humidifier Demineralization Filter to prevent white dust from your humidifier.
The Right Humidifier for Your Room Size
To make the most of your humidifier, choose one based on the size of the room you’ll use it in. From Compact, Table-Top Units for small rooms to Full-Room Coverage Units for Large Rooms.