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- The most common types of humidity that can affect your home are seepage, when you have a problem with the insulation in your home’s walls or ceiling, and condensation, the result of excess ambient humidity.
- Ambient humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air. This increases with temperature, especially in coastal areas, and significantly changes how hot or cold you feel.
- The optimum humidity level for a comfortable environment is between 40 and 60%.
- Day-to-day activities can increase ambient humidity in homes and enclosed spaces. Activities like cooking, showering or ironing generally create one and a half to three gallons of water vapor in your home. When excess ambient humidity comes into contact with a cold surface, it condenses. This is much more noticeable in winter, when the outside temperature is much lower than the inside temperature.
- Condensation usually appears on windows with obsolete insulation, in poorly ventilated areas and on north-facing walls. Stains and mold can appear in all these places, which can damage your home if you don't treat it.
- High humidity also creates a fertile breeding ground for dust mites, small parasites that make their home in blankets, curtains, carpets and mattresses. They can be very difficult to eradicate without first eliminating excess ambient humidity. Dust mites can also be bad for the health of people with allergies or respiratory problems.
- Another obvious effect of excess humidity in the home are unpleasant smells form the problems described above.
- Preventing excess ambient humidity is the best way to prevent mold, mites and stains on your walls. Protecting your walls and insulating your windows properly and using damp-proof paints are all essential for preventing excessive humidity from entering your home, condensing and causing damage. Properly ventilating areas with less air flow and using moisture control products will also help to prevent excess environmental humidity from accumulating in your house, basement, trailer or boat.
- Preventing and reducing ambient humidity helps you to enjoy a healthier environment and a cleaner home. Controlling moisture to ensure optimum humidity levels also reduces the amount of allergens in your home, which helps prevent respiratory problems.
- Good humidity control also helps to save energy. When humidity is high, the air feels colder and heating your home takes more energy. Reducing humidity offers significant savings in the power used for heating and heaters.
HUMYDRY products help to control humidity and create a healthy, pleasant environment thanks to their calcium chloride granules, which absorb excess humidity and store it as a liquid in the container.