The Ideal Indoor Air Quality for a Healthy & Safe Home

To lead a healthy and comfortable lifestyle, maintaining indoor air quality is an essential aspect which everyone should focus on. Having information about the outdoor weather, temperature, humidity levels etc 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, safe indoor quality. This article will discuss various temperatures and humidity levels indoor during different seasons.

The Effects of High/Low Indoor Air Humidity

The amount of water vapour or moisture in the air is called humidity. Relative humidity is how much water there is in the air relative to how much it can actually contain.

High humidity or Low Humidity can have adverse effects on our bodies.

Following are a few effects of high humidity:

  •  feeling sweaty or hot
  •  fatigue
  •  frizzy hair
  •  sleep interruptions
  •  respiratory problems; and
  •  asthma and other allergy problems

Following are a few effects of low humidity:

  •  irritated skin
  •  dry eyes
  •  chapped lips
  •  bloody nose
  •  itchy throat; and
  •  asthma and other allergy problems

You might experience these signs soon after the exposure to air pollutants, or years later. The immediate effects are usually short term and treatable.

Dry Indoor Air

It’s normal during winter that indoor air is quite often rather dry. At the point when the temperature drops altogether under zero, the overall humidity can diminish down to 20%. Relative indoor humidity during winter is somewhere in the range of 20% and 40%. Then again, high indoor temperature builds the dryness of the air. High room temperature is few times the explanation for dry indoor air. It’s prescribed to hold the room temperature under 22°C (72°F). The overall dampness rises when the indoor temperature is reduced. 

Humidity readings more than 45% during winter are commonly brought about by human activity (cooking, clothing, etc.) and wrong ventilation. As a result the humidity begins to gather on windows and other cold surfaces. In a bad scenario, the humidity begins to consolidate on the structure of the building. This will doubtlessly cause some health concerns later on.

Humid Indoor Air

During summer, the indoor air relative humidity follows the open-air dampness and ordinarily stays between 50% – 70%. The ideal percentage for indoor humidity during late spring is about 30% – 50%. Indoor relative humidity should be held under a level where it begins to form microbes in the construction or on surfaces. The humidity ought not to be more than 60% continuously. 

The overall moistness diminishes as temperature rises. There is no point in increasing the temperature inside the house during summer. Be that as it may, you may apply higher temperatures in garages or extra spaces to diminish the dampness.

How to Control the Temperature and Humidity Levels

Any good AC unit will help remove any unnecessary moisture from your home. Your hardware and ventilation work must, be that as it may, be appropriately measured and introduced to do as such. Properlzy installed  systems can easily run long times, and provide ample airflow to pull extra moisture from your home. In the event that dehumidifying your home somewhat more in the early summer permits you to set the temperature on your indoor regulator a couple of degrees higher, you should see a difference in your energy bills. Winter may represent the contrary issue for you, as the moistness level of your home may turn out to be excessively low. This frequently causes disturbance of the skin, sinuses dried out, harm to hardwood floors and furniture, and general inconvenience. Regardless of whether you have a warmth siphon or gas, oil or electric heater, a house-wide humidification framework can be a decent answer to help you deal with your family home’s humidity.

Early Detection Through fam Snag It

We at fäm Snag It monitor IAQ because we spend approximately 90% of our time breathing “indoor air”. In contrast to outside air, indoor air is reused constantly making it trap and develop contaminations. IAQ attributes incorporate the convergences of contaminations, for example, carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon monoxide (CO) in indoor air, just like air temperature and dampness. Along these lines, the fäm inspector utilizes a thermal camera that can distinguish any ineffectively protected dividers that permits outer heat to enter inside the room, or the other way around, when high-temperature blends with the cold temperature from the AC which can also lead to the poor indoor air humidity level.

If you are worried about managing home humidity levels in your home, consult with trusted, professional heating and cooling inspectors to make sure that your systems is capable to keep your home’s environment healthy and comfortable

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