Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Understanding humidity is the first step in finding the correct dehumidifier for you. Today, we will cover everything you need to know about dehumidifiers so you can purchase one that suits all your needs.
What is humidity?
In order to understand humidity, we need to realize what humidity refers to. There is absolute humidity and relative humidity. Absolute humidity is the measure of moisture in the air regardless of temperature. Relative humidity is the measure of moisture in the air relative to the temperature. It is the percentage of water vapor in the air compared to the maximum that can be in the air. The concept of absolute humidity is not very important because we only care about relative humidity. Weather reports refer to relative humidity when talking about humidity.
How does relative humidity affect our everyday lives though?
Humidity can have a major impact on your well-being at home. When there is too much humidity, you are at risk for fungi, dust mites, allergies and asthma, as well as overheating. If there is not enough humidity and your home is too dry, you are at risk for bacteria, viruses, respiratory infections, dry eyes, and chapped lips. The optimal humidity level for a comfortable and sanitary household is between 40% and 60%.
My house is way too humid! What should I do?
If you feel like your house or your work area is uncomfortably humid, you can get a dehumidifier to reduce the humidity. A dehumidifier absorbs the moisture from the air until you are satisfied with the humidity. We have a wide selection of powerful dehumidifiers here at the Atlas Store. Our dehumidifiers range from small portable room dehumidifiers to larger commercial dehumidifiers. Whether you need a dehumidifier just for your office space or you need a dehumidifier for a massive house, we have it all.
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