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What are ideal humidity levels to maintain in the house?
What are ideal humidity levels to maintain in the house?

What are ideal humidity levels to maintain in the house?

You may be able to notice it: too high or too low humidity in the house. It is getting colder and the fireplace is blaring, slowly the headache starts to come on, accompanied by a dry throat. In this case the humidity is too low. So, what is a good humidity level to keep in the house?

Too high humidity in the home

Humidity depends on a number of factors, such as air pressure and temperature. You can use a weather station to measure the humidity. The disadvantage of this is that you will need one in every room in order for it to be considered reliable particularly to each room. A good humidity level to maintain is between 40 and 59 percent. When the humidity rises above this percentage, it is too high. High humidity levels cause mould and bacteria to grow in the house, which is very bad for your health. Especially asthma patients will suffer a lot from this. It can also negatively affect the electronics in the house.

Too low humidity

When the humidity is too low, there is a chance that the wood in the house can crack and crack some more. This is due to dehydration. In the winter months there is often too low a humidity. This is because many households have turned up the heating and are less likely to open a window with the cold weather. This can cause a dry throat, headache, cracked lips, dry skin and difficulty concentrating. Viruses can also live longer with dry air in the house, which significantly increases the risk of illness.

Damp problems in your house?

Always ensure good levels of humidity in the house.

When your relative humidity is too low, in order to get the humidity between 40 and 59 percent, there are a number of things you can do.

  • Make sure that enough natural air can enter by opening a window or door.
  • Regularly mop the floor in the house. This can increase the humidity.
  • Decorate your home with greenhouse plants. They are decorative, purify the air and ensure a higher humidity in the house.
  • You can also invest in an automatic humidifier. A big advantage of this is that they constantly keep the humidity at the right level.

The above mentioned should be avoided when your humidity levels are too high. When they are high, be sure to create sufficient use of extra ventilation when cooking, showering and when there are many visitors in the house.

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