How can you ensure a healthy indoor environment?
Did you know that it is important to ventilate in your residence? A healthy indoor environment needs fresh air. If your residence doesn’t get enough air, it can get damaged by mold and humidity. This also applies to the furniture.
Why does humidity occur?
The cause of humidity could be many. Cooking, showering, wet clothes, cleaning, green plants and a crowded room can all cause humidity.
Warm air is more humid than cold air. When warm and cold air meet the warm air becomes humid when it becomes cooler. Imagine a cold beer on a hot summer day. The glass turns wet from the dew. The same process will take place on cold walls against warm rooms. If the air circulates against the wall, you will reduce the risk of condensation.
How do I know if there is too much humidity in my residence?
If your window becomes steamy and there are dark spots on your wall, your residence is too humid.
What can I do to if I discover humidity in my flat?
- Ensure that the air split in the window frame and other vents are open.
- Check if the canal for the kitchen ventilator is open and clean. Hold a sheet under the ventilator to see if there is draught in the canal. If the draught is sufficient, you can see that the sheet will be drawn against the ventilator.
- Set the window and doors wide open for 5-10 minutes. This is an efficient and energy saving way of airing.