How Humidity Can Influence Your Comfort and How Can You Control it?
We all know that in summers, when the humidity is high, even the in-room temperature can be greater than the temperature outside. This can be cited by measuring your rooms’ thermostat readings during a hot and humid day.
How to measure your room’s humidity and temperature?
You’ll need a working Hygrometer for performing this experiment. This should be done by every homeowner to get an idea of the building’s humidity intake. Put the hygrometer at the center of your room and let it for at least 15-20 minutes. Make sure that you don’t keep it a wall or a ventilator. You’d want the result to be as accurate as possible. Take 5 readings from the hygrometer at “humidity mode.”
Now, use the “temperature mode” on the hygrometer and repeat the same process. Take 5 readings of your room’s temperature. Use the same process to take humidity and temperature data from the other rooms as well. The result should not fluctuate more than 5% in all the rooms. Take the average readings and compare them with the industry-standard readings.
How Moisture affects a building’s performance?
It is as simple as that: When a building has low humidity- you add humidity, and when a building has more humidity- you remove humidity. For adding humidity in a building, one can add ‘humidifiers’ for the required help. To remove humidity, you can either lower the airflow or install dehumidifiers in the building.
If the humidity is still a problem in your region, you might have to pay a visit to your building’s HVAC system and get it checked by a professional.
Leakages and cracks on the building’s wall are some of the most apparent reasons for increased humidity inside the building during summers. Moisture may enter into your home via these leaks and cracks, and they humidify your room’s condition in no time.
Effects of HVAC systems
HVAC systems, surprisingly, are the most influencing factors for buildings having low or high humidity issues. For example, in the winter season, there is usually a leak created on the attic by the return ducts of your HVAC. This leak is responsible for driving out hot air from the room and lowering the room’s humidity. The same leak is responsible for adding moisture in the room in the summer season. HVAC’s supply ducts are also accountable for moisture and humidity issues in your home. They can create negative air pressure inside a building is there’s a leak near the supply duct. In a negative air pressure situation, the moisture will be pulled inside the room whenever you switch-on a fan.
How can you control the humidity level to match it with your comforts?
There are many ways by which you can control the humidity of your building in any season. By regularly maintaining your HVAC systems and checking for leaks can do half of the job for you. Humidification and dehumidification- both services are readily … Read More