Do you always wake up with a sore throat? Are you annoyed by static shock? Is your skin dry, flaky and itchy?
The weather and temperature outside can greatly impact your comfort inside your home. In many parts of the USA, especially Chicago, winter weather can be very dry and lead to many different problems inside your home.
- Feeling cold even though your thermostat reads 72°
- Irritated sinus
- Static cling on clothes and blankets
- Static shock when walking or touching objects
- Dry itchy skin
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you should check your humidifier and be sure it is set properly. The setting for an average home is 35% relative humidity when it’s 32° outside. Be sure to change your humidifier pad/filter each year and have your furnace and humidifier tuned up by a professional like Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning. You can also purchase a humidistat from your local home improvement store to help you monitor the humidity level in your home.