Basic knowledge regarding humidity
In terms of humidity relative is everything
Whether in the office, the workshop or at home – an optimum room climate is a basic prerequisite for the well-being and health of the inhabitants.
If nothing else, an agreeable room climate also promotes productivity and can help to reduce sick leave.
Two factors are decisive for these climate conditions: room temperature and relative humidity.
As illustrated in the comfort chart below, we feel most comfortable at temperatures between 20 and 22 °C and a relative humidity of 40 to 60 %. Climate conditions beyond these values are perceived as unpleasant by most people.
Moreover, too high humidity levels can cause the most varied types of damage. Often, the first visible warning signs are damp articles of clothing, a musty smell and stained walls (mould stains) or sprouting potatoes in basements.
For example, did you know that mould can already form at 70 % humidity – and rust at just 60 %?
If it is not controlled, the humidity level in a room can fluctuate significantly and rarely reaches the ideal values on its own – and it additionally also depends on the season and climatic conditions outdoors.
Practical knowledge concerning dehumidifiers – summary of all chapters
Chapter 1: Basic knowledge regarding humidity – relative is everything
Chapter 2.1: Condenser dryers with compressor technology
Chapter 2.2: Condenser dryers with Peltier technology
Chapter 2.3: Desiccant dehumidifiers