What is the ideal humidity level for my home?

Though humidity never sounds like a good thing, there is an ideal range that your home should stay within. During the warmer months, your home’s humidity should be around 30-45%, and never be higher than 50%. However when it is cold outside, 40% humidity is ideal. This prevents condensation on your windows.

If your home does not stay within the recommended humidity range, your family will feel uncomfortable and may be more susceptible to respiratory disorders or chemical reactions. Beyond the health risks, improper humidity levels can damage your home, inside and out.