Indoor humidity in winter all important!


Humidity levels averaged out at 32.6% over this 5 day stretch!
When the temperatures take a dive in the winter time, the humidity levels in my home tend to take a nosedive! Over the course of time, I’ve figured out that anytime the relative humidity drops below 30%, I will begin to experience problems with my nasal passages drying up and, oftentimes my throat will become sore and scratchy! A real bummer if you’re trying to get some sleep! According to one source, you should try to maintain levels of 30-40%!
The problem is, keeping humidity levels up to at least the mid thirties requires a heck of a lot of water vapor! In a recent test I performed, I determined that a Duracraft humidifier I was using in my bedroom (size ~ 1600 cubic feet), was putting out over a gallon of water every day! That’s a heck of a lot of water vapor for just a 13′ x 15′ x 8′  cubic feet of space! And, even with that unit running at that rate of consumption, I was able to only maintain a 32% average.
Next year, I plan to install an even larger unit in my bedroom area so as to insure a good night’s sleep!
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About forsythkid

I am just a simple man with a head full of sand who is currently residing in a small town called Forsyth Missouri. I enjoy hiking, camping and all things related to gardening. I rec’d my degree from SIU majoring in Biology many moons ago and still maintain a great interest in the study of all living things. My hobbies include meteorology, the Finnish language and inhabiting cyberspace whenever possible.
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