Relative humidity (RH) is the amount of moisture in the air compared to how much moisture the air can hold. The higher the RH, the more humid it feels.
The warmer the air, the more moisture it can hold. That’s why it feels more humid in the summer.
Cold air does not hold as much moisture as warm air. In cold winter months, a humidifier can add moisture to the room air, making the room feel more comfortable. Raising the humidity level in a cool, dry room also makes it feel warmer.
The ideal humidity level is between 40-60%.
Benefits of Humidification
Helps temporarily relieve dry air discomforts
Offers an effective solution to counteract the effects of dry harsh winter air by adding essential moisture to any room.
Helps reduce static electricity
Returning moisture to dry air helps reduce static shocks.
Helps temporarily relieve congestion and cough
Maintaining an indoor humidity level between 40-60% can reduce the survival of flu viruses on surfaces and in the air*.
Helps keep plants healthier
Using a humidifier helps return moisture to the air promoting plant growth.
Helps you breathe better and sleep more comfortably
Comfortable humidity helps keep throat and nasal passages hydrated.
Helps protect furniture
Low humidity causes wood to lose moisture and shrink. Extreme changes can causes warping and cracking.
*Studies have shown that keeping indoor air at an RH level of 40-60% reduces survival of flu viruses on surfaces and in the air compared to lower RH levels.