How Indoor Humidity Levels Impact Our Health
Knowing your home’s humidity level is essential to improving indoor air quality and the overall health and comfort of you and your home. To ensure your home’s air quality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests maintaining proper indoor relative humidity (RH) levels to reduce the effects of many of unwanted conditions associated with poor indoor air quality.
How do humidity levels affect us?
Indoor humidity that is too high, whether it is seasonal or based on climate, can cause an increase in biological pollutants like mold, bacteria, viruses, fungi, and dust mites that can trigger respiratory health ailments. Indoor conditions that are too dry or too humid can lead to nosebleeds, painful skin irritation, difficulty breathing, and damaging static electricity. AcuRite home monitoring products can help you keep tabs on your humidity levels inside your house to help keep your family healthy and comfortable throughout the closed-in winter months.
How To Balance Indoor Humidity
If you’re concerned about the humidity level in your home, or simply not sure how to measure indoor humidity, you can start checking it regularly with a broad assortment of Digital Humidity and Temperature Monitors from AcuRite. These home humidity sensors measure indoor temperature, indoor humidity, and even some feature a humidity level icon to easily convey whether your humidity levels are low, high, or ideal for your home!
LOW Humidity Level
Less than 30% RH
Humidity level is low relative to the temperature. This makes for a dry environment.
OK Humidity Level
Between 30%-50% RH
Humidity level is OK relative to the temperature. This makes for a comfortable environment.
HIGH Humidity Level
Over 50% RH
Humidity level is high relative to the temperature. This makes for a humid environment.
Protect Your Home and Valuables
Aside from the health effects, extreme levels of house humidity can cause permanent damage to your home and furnishings. A hygrometer, or a humidity sensor, is an essential tool for homeowners, hobbyists, collectors, musicians and lifestyle enthusiasts concerned with protecting their investment.
Share and Discuss Your Home Humidity Troubles!
Whether you are an avid cigar collector, a wine connoisseur, or maintain an indoor jungle, share your success stories below on how you are able to maintain ideal indoor humidity for your hobbies and collections. Or, on how you are able to maintain ideal indoor humidity for your hobbies and collections, such as using AcuRite temperature and humidity weather instruments.