Proper Levels of Relative Humidity for Your Health's Sake

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 by Dennie Plomedahl

Did you know....There are four core benefits to proper levels of relative humidity (RH) in your home:  health, comfort, protection and energy savings.  While all four are important protecting the health of you and your family is the most critical of the four.

The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has done extensive research to determine the ideal levels of RH to eliminate or reduce certain health ailments.  As you can see from the chart, air that has low levels of RH increases the occurrence of bacteria, viruses, respiratory infections, allergic rhinitis, asthma, and ozone production.  High levels of RH increase bacteria, viruses, fungi, mites, allergic rhinitis, asthma, and chemical interactions. 

How do you ensure that you and your family are protected from these ailments?  A whole-house solution from Aprilaire is the answer.  Whether it's a humidifier to add soothing moisture in the winter months or a dehumidifier to remove excess humidity in the spring, summer and fall, Aprilaire has the products to solve your humidification needs.  And, unlike portable products, Aprilaire conditions your entire home, ensuring that every room in your house is at the proper level of humidification.

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