The Environmental Protection Agency recommends keeping indoor humidity levels between 30-50% year-round to maintain comfort levels and good air quality.
The Problems With High Humidity Levels
Too much humidity in a home, and the risk of having mold, mildew, dust, and allergens increases substantially. High humidity levels also cause damage to hardwood floors and fabrics, condensation on windows, and a musty odor in the home.
With high humidity levels, the home feels too warm, causing HVAC systems to work harder to cool the space. This leads to discomfort, excessive energy use, and wear and tear on the system.
The Problems With Low Humidity Levels
Too little humidity, and the risk of airborne pathogens increases. Low humidity levels also cause static electricity, dry skin, irritation to the eyes, and sinus problems.
With low humidity levels body moisture evaporates quickly, leading to homeowners feeling colder, even at warmer temperatures. Therefore, HVAC systems must work harder to heat the home. Similar to high humidity, this leads to discomfort, excessive energy use, and wear and tear on the HVAC system.
How to Fix Unstable Humidity Levels
The solution to maintaining safe humidity levels is through the use of a dehumidifier, or an energy efficient HVAC system with IoT gateway technology, like Ecoer’s Smart Service System.
Dehumidifiers can only do as the name suggests: remove the humidity in the air. The homeowner must test the humidity levels, and manually adjust the system each time. This is not ideal for every season, and is a substantial burden on the homeowner.
Often, multiple dehumidifiers and humidity sensors are needed per home due to varying humidity levels in each room. A bathroom will have a higher level of humidity than a living room, and therefore must have the dehumidifier maintained and monitored more often. Homeowners often have to get humidifiers to balance out the dehumidifiers, leading to excessive cost and maintenance.
Ecoer’s Smart Service System automatically monitors and maintains ideal humidity levels, ensuring comfort and efficient energy use. The system is fitted for the entire home, and does not require multiple units per room. Homeowners do not have to think about monitoring and maintaining humidity levels as the system does it for them, and unlike dehumidifiers, it accommodates for low humidity levels.
Maintaining the air quality of your home keeps your family and home safe. To learn more about Ecoer’s IoT Gateway System, and how their innovative tech automatically monitors and maintains high air quality and energy efficiency standards, visit: https://www.ecoer.com/why-ecoer/.