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What Should Your Humidity Level Be in the Home?

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    LESLIE: Talking to Dean, welcome to The Money Pit. How can we help you today?

    DEAN: Yeah. The reason I was calling is I have an 1,800-square-foot home and I have two corn stoves in it to heat it with and my humidity is right around 35 percent. Am I drying the air out too much in that house? Do I need to put a humidifier in?

    TOM: Humidity is a comfort issue and if you’re feeling comfortable, you’re not waking up too dry, then I don’t think you should worry about it.

    DEAN: OK. Alright, I tell you what. Those – both they really heat the – they heat good.

    TOM: Yeah, those corn stoves work great.

    DEAN: Yeah, they do.

    TOM: Very efficient.

    DEAN: About seven bucks a day to heat the whole house.

    TOM: It’s like a space heater on steroids.

    LESLIE: And you know what? Thirty-five percent, your relative indoor humidity is perfect because the EPA even recommends 30 to 50 percent. So you’re good.

    DEAN: Sounds good.

    TOM: Alright, Dean. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.

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