How can I manage humidity level through the seasons in my home? If you didn’t know how to do it, then you are reading the right article. Too high or low humidity can affect home comfort. Well, you may already own a humidity meter at your home, but you should have a Humidity Logger instead. I will explain it later. Do you go through a winter and a summer every year? The summer, which is the hottest season in a year makes people feel sticky. Of course, summer is the best season for outdoor fun, but the humidity levels can go up in this season. The winter, on the other hand; is a dry season. People describe summer air to muggy, heavy, and sticky.
Why do you feel different as the seasons change? These changes take place due to humidity. The amount of water vapor in the air is called humidity, and the Humidity Logger is the device that measures and stores data on it. OK, let me answer the question – why do humidity changes take place during different seasons? Well, the humidity or the amount of water vapor that the air can hold depends on air temperature. The air can hold high amounts water vapor in a hot climate and fewer amounts in a cold climate. So, now you can understand what is really happening in summer and winter. Summer air can hold lots of water vapor than winter air can. You can monitor these changes with your Humidity Logger.
In a home, the optimum relative humidity level range is 45-55%. And below I am highlighting reasons to monitor home humidity with a Humidity Logger:
* When humidity level drops below the accepted range, you will start to experience uncomfortable signs. Dry and itchy skin with cracked lips are the initial signs that you will begin to notice. Low humidity means less water vapor in the air. So, the air drinks water from your skin/lips. The air that lacks in water vapor will drink water from anything it can from your body to furniture at home. Damage to wood, furniture, and floors are the side effects so. Also, you can easily catch a cold/flu when humidity is low. Cold and flu are common during winter.
* High humidity also can give you a hard time in many ways, You skin will start to feel sticky, so you will struggle to sleep comfortably. Mold will start to grow anywhere it can form, from furniture to walls. Also, you will start to feel unpleasantly humid and warm.
Once you analyze humidity changes with your Humidity Logger, you can take following precautions to minimise the effects:
* In the summer: Don’t use a humidifier. Air conditioning is the best way to remove indoor moisture. If you are worried about high electricity bills, then use exhaust fans instead of air conditioning.
* In the winter: Winter is a dry season, so you must use a humidifier to increase the amount of water vapor in the air. Indoor plants can add water vapor to the air. Placing water buckets near heaters will add more water vapor to the indoor air.
In most houses, we can find a humidity meter. But a Humidity Logger can do more for you in this case, or you better have them both.