What level of humidity is appropriate? The Canadian Lung Association recommends a relative humidity in the home between 30%-50% for most of the year...any more can promote mould growth and we don't want that. Trying to maintain an average of 40% relative humidity in the home is nearly impossible in western Canada, especially during the cold winter months. It is very important to follow the guidelines on your humidifier, and to invest in a good humidistat to monitor your levels.
If you are finding too much humidity in your home, some options you have are replacing your windows with double pane, have an energy asssessment done in your home, run kitchen and bathroom vents a little longer after use, open windows everyday slightly just to let your house breath. Ultimately though, as it gets colder outside, you will have to lower the humidifier (maybe even turn it off for a short time). This one of those good home maintenance tips that will help keep your home/investment in tip top shape.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my clients, past and present. For 2016, I was awarded the Director's Platinum award for Royal Lepage which puts me in the top 5% of sales representatives in the residential market. In addition to this, as a result of being a top producer for 5 consecutive years, I have received the highest award for outstanding selling achievement - the award of excellence. It's been a real pleaure working with all of you! Thank you for your support and trust in me.