How to Increase Your Albany Home's Humidity

November 23, 2015

Your home's humidity plays a major function in your family's comfiness. As the seasons change, humidity levels vary as well.  

Dry air during winter weather in Albany can make your throat and nose feel raspy. It can also put you at a increased risk for colds and other sicknesses.

For the most comfort, your rooms’ humidity levels should be between 35 and 50 percent.

Does your home’s air feel too dry as temperatures drop or too damp when it’s hot? A whole-home humidifier from Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help. We can help you discover the right option for your household during a free home comfort assessment.

5 Benefits of Balanced Home Humidity

1. Makes Your Home More Comfortable and Saves Energy

Using a whole-home humidifier to raise moisture levels can help your home feel comfier at a lower temperature. This can save you more on energy expenses.

2. Contributes to a Healthy Environment

Correct humidity levels help heal dry skin quickly. It also moisturizes your sinuses and nasal passages, helping relieve respiratory problems.

3. Preserves Your Flooring

Low humidity can destroy wood furniture, hardwood flooring and paint in your home.

4. Decreases Static Electricity

Humidity that’s at the appropriate level can limit the chance of static electricity and shocks.


5. Helps Plants Thrive

Houseplants do better when humidity levels are consistent and may even live longer.

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Add Comfort with a Whole-Home Humidifier

Winter brings frigid temperatures, irritating illnesses, and dry air. But Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a machine that can help with all these setbacks—a whole-home humidifier!

Ask us about humidity control when you request your regular furnace service appointment. Give us a call at 518-417-2938 or schedule an appointment with us online to find out about our humidification products.