What Should Your Humidity Level Be in the Home?
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.