Ideal indoor humidity in winter for your home

When the weather gets cold, the inside of your house gets dry.

Low humidity in your house can cause skin irritation, difficulty breathing and static electricity. It can even cause damage to your wood floors and furniture.

So what is the ideal indoor humidity for your home?

According to Minnesota Department of Public Service, here’s what the indoor humidity level should be in your house:


The Weather Channel has an indoor humidity meter that predicts the current indoor humidity in your home (assuming you are not running a humidifier).

If the humidity in your house is too high, you’ll see condensation or frost on the inside of your windows. If the humidity is too low (which is most likely), then you should add a humidifier.

Our Des Moines furnace repair team can install a whole home humidifier to keep your house’s humidity in the proper range throughout the winter months. Contact us today for more details.

A whole house humidifier adds moisture to the warm air from your furnace and delivers it throughout your house via the duct system.

The Lennox Healthy Climate® Power Humidifier attaches to your furnace or air handler and adds moisture to air moving through the duct system. A built-in fan allows the unit to circulate humidified air even when your heating system is not in operation.

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