Find out the perfect level of moisture in your home
Moisture is important for your well-being.
What is the perfect moisture level for your home?
It is important to be aware of the ideal room temperature and desirable moisture level for your home in order to avoid problems with your household and the comfort of your family.
The temperature and the amount of moisture are the basis for the measurement of the relative moisture that is present in the air. It is commonly measured from 0 to 100 percent, zero meaning there is no moisture present. Although interior temperatures and relative moisture are often personal preferences, researchers have found that an average moisture level will typically range between 50 to 60 percent indoors with a desirable temperature between 19°C to 24°C. The moisture level will not only depend on the weather and location but also on the different activities being performed throughout your home such as cooking, ironing, bathing, cleaning or drying clothes.
A high moisture level indicates that your home is too moist and there might be a risk of damage to your household, which may even lead to expensive repairs. A visual test around the surfaces of your home is one of the easiest ways to find out. Window condensation is easily visible and can be found anywhere such as the bathroom, the kitchen and any areas containing glass surfaces. Another sign of high moisture is finding wet stains, mould, peeling paint and wallpaper. You might also notice a mildew smell on similar surfaces.
A really low moisture level may also raise concerns. This might indicate a lack of moisture, most commonly experienced at colder temperatures and will make the air in your home dry due to the fact that the cold air is unable to hold water vapour. Some of the apparent signs are dry lips, itchy skin and a scratchy throat.
As we have seen, relative moisture may vary depending on several causes. Too much or too little moisture level can cause concerns and problems to your family and home and it is important to keep an eye on it and control it whenever possible. If you are unsure how to achieve the proper moisture level at your home, let moisture absorbers help you. They will reduce the excess moisture and make your household environment more appealing.