Ideal Humidity and Temperature in Your Home
For many of us, our living room is our main place to relax. It’s where we unwind in the evenings. To completely de-stress, we need a soothing atmosphere that makes us feel good all around.
Room climate and temperature are important factors to optimum air quality. The optimal temperature for living rooms is 68 to 74°F and the recommended humidity is between 40 and 60%. It is not always easy to maintain these ideal conditions, and the same applies to the other living spaces in your home. Particularly the rooms where you spend a lot of time during the day.
Too moist, too dry: two different problems
Very high and very low humidity over a long period are both equally bad news. Especially when it’s cold outside, we like to snuggle down at home in cozy rooms, but heating draws moisture from the room and dries out the air. Hot summer days can have the same effect.
Over time, stuffy, overheated air isn’t just uncomfortable, it can also cause serious problems. At a humidity lower than 40%, you can suffer from irritation of the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes. Dry air also increases your susceptibility to allergens or colds.
At the other end of the scale, humidity over 60% encourages mold. This can damage not only the fabric of your house but also your health.
What causes dry air in living spaces?
Of course, you don’t want tropical conditions in your home, but dry air is just as unpleasant. As in many areas of life, somewhere in the middle is just right. Air humidity describes the proportion of water vapor in the air. In addition to nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gases, air also contains water vapor. A little-known fact is that the water vapor content depends partly on air pressure and temperature: The warmer the air, the more water it can absorb. Conversely, cold air stores less water and tends to be drier. When dry air heats up, it does not automatically pick up more moisture. Obviously, if no moisture is available in the room, the air can not absorb any. This is what creates warm yet dry air in heated rooms.
Natural, easy living
Somewhere to kick back, let your thoughts run free, and enjoy your own company. Or a place to spend precious time with your loved ones. Your living room should be a feel-good zone.
Plants can create a beautiful interior and also improve indoor air. An Airwasher is an especially effective way to boost air quality. It ensures healthy humidity and filters harmful substances out of the air so you benefit from natural freshness in your living areas.
Here is how the Airwasher works
A fan directs the ambient air into the water-filled Airwasher, where it travels through specially arrayed Disc Stacks. Hygienically clean air evaporates from the disk surfaces into the room. Simultaneously, the stacks trap harmful substances such as dust or pollen down to a particle size of 10 µm, which are then washed off in the water and collected in the Airwasher.