Humidity in Buildings
The humidity is a major factor which determines how comfortable you feel in a room. High humidity levels are often perceived as oppressive and uncomfortable.
There can be a number of reasons why the humidity in a building is too high. The amount of water vapour which the building’s occupants give off is not to be underestimated. A person at rest produces approximately 1 litre through perspiration, whereas an active person produces up to 2.5 litres. A family of 4 gives off as much as 10 litres of water as water vapour into the surrounding environment. This adds up to a bathtub full of water a week! The relative humidity for an ideal indoor environment is between 40 and 60 %.
If the humidity is constantly too high over a longer period, then this will lead to the formation of mould and unpleasant smells as well as damage to the interior and the substance of the building. Visible or hidden mould in residential or commercial buildings is totally unacceptable.
The most common areas of application for dehumidifiers in residential and commercial buildings are:
- Cellar and hobby rooms, living areas
- Temporarily used buildings like holiday homes and apartments
- Interior or poorly ventilated bathrooms
- Smaller storage rooms