High temperatures and cooling of rooms can lead to an increase in humidity in the rooms. Therefore, facility managers should strive to dehumidify buildings to make work pleasant and safe. In this week’s blog post, we provide advice and warnings for proper maintenance of air humidity in offices and households.
Relative humidity level
A relative humidity level of 20 to 60 percent is pleasant for work. However, it is necessary to regularly survey your employees about their comfort in order to gather valuable information and act properly.
Humidity problems can cause numerous problems, such as the appearance of mold and corrosion, and can negatively affect the comfort of staying in the room, as well as health. That is why humidity control is important when installing an HVAC system.
Determine the conditions of your facility
First, determine whether you live in a humid or dry climate. However, most struggle in areas with higher humidity, so it is necessary to set ideal conditions for the cooling or heating season. Project conditions must be communicated to the design engineer, who must confirm these conditions and ensure proper decision-making.
Subcooling of the space should be avoided
Subcooling of rooms can lead to an increase in humidity. Subcooling occurs when the room temperature falls below the designed set value. Then there is a process when condensation can form on cold surfaces. That is why it is important to properly ensure the heating of the space before the heating season.
Heating reduces air humidity
The heating season brings with it a decrease in air humidity, which can lead to an uncomfortable feeling during your stay in the facility. That is why it is important to maintain air humidity by using a diffuser or humidifier and by keeping plants in the rooms.