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.
FACTORS CAUSING HUMIDITY INDOORS?
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.
HUMIDITY AND IMMUNITY
HUMIDITY FOR ASTHMA PATIENTS
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.
HUMIDITY AT WORK PLACE
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%
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: