How to Increase Your Austin Home's Humidity

November 23, 2015

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

Dry air during winter seasons 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 the most comfort, your home’s humidity levels should be between 35 and 50 percent.

Does your home’s air feel too dry as temperatures drop or too moist when temperatures rise? A whole-home humidifier from Strand Brothers Service Experts can solve your problems. We can help you find the best option for your home 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 decreased temperature. This can save you more on utility bills.

2. Contributes to a Healthy Environment

Correct humidity levels help heal dry skin quickly. It also nourishes 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 lower the chance of static electricity and shocks.


5. Helps Plants Thrive

Houseplants flourish when humidity levels are even and may even live longer.

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Add Comfort with a Whole-Home Humidifier

Winter brings cold temperatures, irritating illnesses, and dry air. But Strand Brothers Service Experts has an option that can help with all these issues—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 request an appointment with us online to learn about our humidification products.