Humidifiers offer a lot of benefits for your health, comfort, and your home, but why is that? Experts recommend that a relative humidity of 40-60% in your home is optimal for reaping the benefits of a humidifier. So what is relative humidity?
What is Relative Humidity?
Simply put, relative humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air, it is a percentage of the maximum amount of water vapor that the air could hold at the given temperature. Relative humidity can be measured easily with a hygrometer that will give you the exact amount of water vapor in the air.
Why is Relative Humidity Important?
Balanced humidity is the key, having the humidity too high or too low will result in more bad than good! So it is important to maintain a relative humidity level of between 40-50%.
When the relative humidity is below 30% then the air is too dry! With air that is too dry, the likelihood of the spread of viruses increases, nose and respiratory passages can become irritated, your skin can become dry, door frames may shrink, plants will die, wood floors may separate, and walls and ceilings may crack. So adding a humidifier and increasing the relative humidity in your home will do wonders for you, your family, and your house.
When the relative humidity is above 60% then the air is too humid! This could also cause a slew of problems. Damp and moist air provides a breeding ground for airborne allergens, mold, bacteria, and other pests. If you have a humidifier running in your home, be sure to turn it off or have a humidifier that has an auto-shutoff feature. The Miro NR08M and NR07G have different mist output settings so that you can adjust the mist accordingly. They also have an auto-shutoff feature that allows you to set a timer for three, six, or twelve hours. Additionally, they are a breeze to take apart clean so you don’t have to worry about contaminated mist being put out into your home and potentially posing as a risk to your health.
At the ideal humidity level between 40-50%, mold spores cannot reproduce, dust mites cannot survive, and other pests will be forced to leave. Allergy and illness symptoms will be reduced and any risk to the foundation of your home will lessen.