How to Increase Your Kitchener Home's Humidity

November 23, 2015

Your home's humidity plays a crucial function in your family's comfiness. As the temperatures change, humidity levels fluctuate as well.  

Dry air during cooler weather in Kitchener can make your throat and nose feel scratchy. It can also put you at a increased risk for colds and other sicknesses.

For greatest comfort, your rooms’ humidity levels should be between 35 and 50 percent.

Does your home’s air feel too dry as temperatures drop or too wet in the summer? A whole-home humidifier from Hammond Plumbing & Heating can solve your problems. We can help you find the ideal option for your home during a free home comfort assessment.

5 Benefits of Balanced Home Humidity

1. Makes Your Home More Comfortable and Saves Energy

Using a whole-home humidifier to increase moisture levels can help your home feel comfier at a lower temperature. This can save you more on utility expenses.

2. Contributes to a Healthy Environment

Correct humidity levels help alleviate dry skin sooner. It also moisturizes your sinuses and nasal passages, helping ease respiratory issues.

3. Preserves Your Flooring

Low humidity can ruin wood furniture, hardwood flooring and paint in your home.

4. Decreases Static Electricity

Humidity that’s at the right level can limit the chance of static electricity and shocks.


5. Helps Plants Thrive

Potted plants flourish when humidity levels are steady and may even live longer.

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Add Comfort with a Whole-Home Humidifier

Winter brings cold temperatures, miserable illnesses, and dry air. But Hammond Plumbing & Heating has a machine that can help with all these problems—a whole-home humidifier!

Ask us about humidity control when you schedule your regular furnace service appointment. Reach us at 226-240-1120 or schedule an appointment with us online to find out about our humidification products.