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Well-being factor humidity
Even if the 2023 so far extremely warm autumn does not really convey it yet: The stress period for the respiratory organs is upon us again, when we spend more time indoors. Temperature and humidity in particular, but also air quality, determine the indoor climate there. Polluted breathing air reduces performance. Burning eyes, dry mucous membranes, persistent fatigue despite sufficient sleep, headaches or lack of concentration are unmistakable signs of a poor living environment. Not to mention the flu and coronaviruses rejoicing over weakened organism combined with ideal conditions for reproduction.
That is why ventilation and the continuous replacement of polluted indoor air with fresh air are so important. Our autumnal mini-series explains what matters. The current article is about know-how around optimal air humidity.
Ventilation tips for comfortable air humidity sensation:
- A hygrometer available for little money provides quick information on the current room humidity.
- When ventilating, the airflow from the supply air side should sweep directly over the area of moisture generation (wet laundry, shower, open sauna door, etc.) in the direction of the open window. Thus, the moisture is well absorbed and removed.
- Particularly in summer, postpone ventilation as far as possible to the morning, evening and night hours, as the moisture content of the outside air is lower then.
- In the cold season, provide room humidification (evaporators, decorative fountains, etc.).
- In the heating season, exceptionally, even a rack, on which, for example, during the day the laundry dries, has a positive effect on the indoor climate due to its moisture release.
Drying a bathroom after a shower by opening a window usually works poorly. The moisture often condenses beforehand and condenses even faster on walls and mirrors due to penetrating cooler air. In addition, the steam is usually generated where there is no window. The bath cools down and has to be reheated – pure waste of energy! In comparison, a modern LIMODOR ventilator dries a bathroom automatically controlled and without annoying drafts with minimal power consumption in only 20 minutes. The room also remains comfortably warm due to air flowing in from the living area.