Creating a healthy environment in the home is key to keeping you and your family healthy. While there are many factors that contribute to a healthy home environment, one of these factors is humidity. As most of us are well aware, humidity is the amount of water vapor present in the air. When humidity is too high or too low, it can create an environment that negatively affects our health. Let’s look at some of the ways that humidity impacts our lives at home.
A humidifier adds water vapor to the air to remedy a dry environment
Humidity for Your Health
Ideally, the humidity in your home should be 30-50% depending on the climate where you live. Fortunately, there are devices that can help you detect and manage humidity in the home to keep your family comfortable and healthy.
A Hygrometer is a device that can accurately read the level of humidity in your home. Many of these devices are also able to detect levels of carbon dioxide, toxic chemicals and dust in the air. If you suspect humidity levels are an issue in your home, getting a hygrometer is an easy way to diagnose the problem.
Low humidity can cause discomfort, make people more susceptible to colds and split or crack wood furniture or paint. A humidifier will remedy these issues by adding water vapor to the air. High humidity can cause moisture to seep into walls, ceilings and insulation to cause mold to form and result in rot in woodwork.
A dehumidifier and proper ventilation will remove excess water vapor from the air to create a more suitable environment for your family and your home itself.
While the devices above devices help directly measuring and controlling humidity, you can also influence the humidity in your home by simply running your air conditioner. An air-conditioned room will have less humidity than a non-air conditioned room because the evaporator collects humidity from the air, and then the condensed humidity is taken out through the drain.
The refrigeration cycle of an air conditioner can not only manage temperature but also humidity
For a healthy and happy home, managing humidity in your house can play a major role. A few simple measures to control humidity can help you and your family avoid or alleviate discomfort, health issues and even damage to the home. At LG, comfortable and healthy indoor environments are our specialty and we hope you make the most of your home environment as well.