How to Increase Your Austin Home's Humidity

November 23, 2015

Your home's humidity plays a crucial role in your family's comfiness. As the weather changes, humidity levels fluctuate as well.  

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

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

Does your home’s air feel too dry in the winter or too moist in the summer? A whole-home humidifier from Strand Brothers Service Experts can make it better. We can help you choose the right option for your family 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 increase moisture levels can help your home feel cozier at a cooler temperature. This can save you more on heating costs.

2. Contributes to a Healthy Environment

Ideal humidity levels help alleviate dry skin fast. It also nourishes your sinuses and nasal passages, helping alleviate respiratory illnesses.

3. Preserves Your Flooring

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

4. Decreases Static Electricity

Humidity that’s at the correct level can decrease the chance of static electricity and shocks.


5. Helps Plants Thrive

Potted plants flourish when humidity levels are consistent 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 a machine that can help with all these issues—a whole-home humidifier!

Ask us about humidity control when you request your annual furnace service appointment. Give us a call at 512-592-3072 or request an appointment with us online to find out about our humidification products.