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What is Humidity?

High humidity is one of the many invisible dangers we face in our home. When there is too much moisture in the air you run the risk of creating a habitat where viruses and bacteria will thrive and multiply. Equally having less moisture in the air can cause health concerns such as the exacerbation of Eczema. Therefore, understanding the moisture content of the air (Relative Humidity- RH) is crucial to tackling the issues that come with humidity in your home.

  Research carried out by EcoAir in November 2017 shows that 84% of the UK population do not check humidity in their homes and as such 79% of us have lived or currently live in homes that are affected by damp and mould.

We at EcoAir are passionate about raising awareness of the impacts of humidity in your home and such have provided a vibrant and easy to understand humidity ruler for all to use. The Humidity ruler is a simple tool you can use that highlights the key issues that can arise at certain humidity levels.

The Optimum Comfort Humidity is between 40% ~ 60%.
The most important percentage to remember is 60% RH, it is at this point that your home will become an incubator for bacteria and virus growth!

How do I know if I need a dehumidifier?
Check the 6 signs you need a dehumidifier :