How to Increase Your Austin Home's Humidity

November 23, 2015

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

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

For greatest comfort, your home’s humidity levels should be between 35 and 50 percent.

Does your home’s air feel too dry when it’s cold or too wet when it’s hot? A whole-home humidifier from Strand Brothers Service Experts can make it better. We can help you find the best 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 cooler temperature. This can save you more on energy bills.

2. Contributes to a Healthy Environment

Correct humidity levels help heal dry skin quickly. It also conditions your sinuses and nasal passages, helping ease respiratory issues.

3. Preserves Your Flooring

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

4. Decreases Static Electricity

Humidity that’s at the correct level can limit the possibility of static electricity and shocks.


5. Helps Plants Thrive

Potted plants flourish when humidity levels are steady 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 Strand Brothers Service Experts has a solution that can help with all these setbacks—a whole-home humidifier!

Ask us about humidity control when you request your routine furnace service appointment. Give us a call at 512-596-1257 or schedule an appointment with us online to learn about our humidification products.