It's no secret that part of a healthy and comfortable home is maintaining indoor air quality. An appropriate temperature, healthy indoor humidity levels, and knowledge of what’s going on outdoors can help. Following is an overview of steps you can take to maintain comfortable and healthy indoor conditions, as well as solutions for easy home environment monitoring for healthier, safer indoor air quality. You can easily monitor home conditions and set up phone and email alerts with AcuRite sensors and the My AcuRite smart home app, so you can stay one step ahead of environmental problems before they occur.
Respiratory Problems: In addition to annoying static electricity, too little humidity can result in itchy skin, chapped lips, plus dried-out throats, noses, and nasal passages. These conditions are not only uncomfortable, but can also make you more vulnerable to colds and respiratory illness.
Damage to Property: Overly dry air can cause damage to things like delicate musical instruments, hardwood floors and molding.
Poor Heating Efficiency and High Energy Bills: Your heater is on full blast, but it always seems chilly in your home.
Monitor Indoor Conditions with Humidity and Temperature Sensors: Strategically place sensors in key rooms, as well traditional problem areas like basements and attics. As an added option you can check the air coming out of vents, check for leaks and drafts, as well as compare indoor conditions to outdoor temperature and humidity. If relative humidity falls below the EPA's recommended range of 30-60%, take action by making home repairs (such as weather stripping), and utilizing a humidifier as needed. In addition, try to maintain an indoor temperature around 68° Fahrenheit.
Note: if you've taken action and symptoms of low humidity persist, professional care may be necessary. This could include seeing a doctor, having carpets professionally cleaned, having your home's heating system serviced, etc.
AcuRite Monitors measure ambient air temperature and humidity, as well as temperature and humidity where the sensor is positioned (ex. in an enclosure, spa, pet cage, etc.). The sensor is positioned on a 5 foot cord, perfect for hard-to-reach places.
Displays synchronize with up to three sensors, so you can observe multiple indoor and/or outdoor areas within 330 feet. Set an audible alarm on the display to alert you when conditions exceed your desired range.Shop Now
Following are some are resources to help you gain information on air quality: