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Mold, moisture, condensation on our windows in our homes is all caused by humidity which is undesirable. Humidity is an unpleasant nuisance. an observation by experts that buildings that we live in and work by is a major component of human health. To minimise any ill consequences of this the only solution is to monitor our indoor air quality.

High humidity effect our homes and health where as low level of humidity has proven to be a cause of increase spread of infections.

At least 10 to 20% of homes are estimated to be affected by dampness Globally.

So we at AMFAH have complied all the expert knowledge along with our experience to help you guide everything you need to know about humidity.


Humidity is nothing but presence of water in the air. Air itself is saturated when relative humidity is 100% which results in raining.

The prediction & calculation depends on fluctuation of temperature. More the temperature more the amount of water the air can hold.

Indoor humidity rises simply by number of household work and applications such as cooking, bathing, clothes drying, dish washing & use of other heating appliances.

It’s not risky unless the levels get excessively high or excessively low. In this case, Proper ventilation and dehumidification system can help to maintain the relative humidity and pleasant environment.


The natural solution appears to be creating indoor environment with low level of humidity. The dry air would combat mould but it need to be taken care because low humidity beyond a level is dangerous. Infact infectious disease particles such as influenza virus transfers quickly due to low temperature and low humidity, which leads to low immunity.


As its known Mould growth is facilitated by high levels of dampness and moisture because it produces lots of moisture.

Moreover Asthma a serious breathing illness has been also linked with mould. Asthma is an illnesses which makes a person ability to breathe very difficult. Estimated 21% of 21.8 Million cases of Asthma are attributable to residential dampness and mould. As stated by Harvard review. This means that low level of humidity can cause deteriorating health conditions.


Employees often suffer from headaches, throat irritation, watery eyes, increased heart rate, respiratory syndrome,

Often employers report that their employees have negative moods, fatigue, tiredness, low productivity. All this is caused due to unfavourable heat and ventilation systems.

There is an increase workplace irritation caused due to sitting and working in a hot and humid workplace. Job performance, quality of work life, absenteeism, low morale, negativity about workplace are also all closed caused in an organisation due to water damage and mould. This impact is not only on daily office workers but potentially it could have widespread effects on all age groups.


The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recommends for health reasons to maintain a range of 45-55%. Here are the basic guidelines:

The average range for comfort for most people: 30-60% Recommended range: 45-55%

High: 55-80%

How improve high humidity levels indoors:

Humidity, above 60%, should be improved in order to maintain a healthy indoor environment. There are also simple and easy adjustments you can make around your home to improve this:


To improve air circulation in the bathroom where warm, damp air accumulates.


To extract steam, heat, cooking fumes and bad odours from the air.


Drying clothes on a line dryer out of doors will help combat the amount of moisture you are bringing into your home.


A very easy solution, but not always the most cost-effective.


Replacing existing air conditioning filters will help to ensure fresh air is being circulated.


Good ventilation is key in your home for a multitude of reasons. A little more challenging in the colder months maybe, but simply opening a window allows fresh air to come into your home and improve air circulation.


In areas where you are really struggling, a dehumidifier could be the best solution. The only component of consideration that makes up for indoor air quality is Humidity. The importance of the air we breathe is rising because of the time spent indoor has increased so it has become important to monitor this. Often people realise about this factor only when there is formation of mould. So it’s important to realise the importance of air quality and humidity before its too late.

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