How to Increase Your Home's Humidity

November 23, 2015

When most people think about humidity, it’s usually the outdoor humidity and how muggy or dry it appears to be. But when you inquire with any of our expert furnace service technicians about home comfort, humidity plays a big role in keeping our body comfortable. As we go through the year and our indoor air transforms, humidity levels change as well. For peak comfort, the humidity levels in your home ought to be between 35 percent and 50 percent.

Dry air during the colder months in Louisville can also impact respiratory comfort, as it can dry out the mucous membranes in your throat and nose, likely meaning uncomfortable scratchy throats and noses. It also indicates that there may be an increased risk for colds and respiratory issues.

Check out these benefits of ideal humidification, and talk with your Becht/Givens Service Experts technician during your annual furnace service appointment to hear more.

Correct humidity levels in your home can:

  • Save you from having to concerned about hurting wood furniture, flooring and paint in your home
  • Reduce the chance for static electricity and shocks
  • Provide you with the ideal environment to sustain your indoor plants, helping them live longer
  • Help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin quickly and easily

Adding a humidifier to your home could be the best solution to control your home’s humidity levels, so be sure to ask the experts at Becht/Givens Service Experts about humidity control when you schedule your annual furnace service appointment. Humidity is a significant contributor to your personal comfort, so be sure you’re prepared for dryer air. Give us a ring at or schedule an appointment with us online to learn about our humidification products and to arrange your annual furnace service.