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Moisture is necessary, but which is the level of moisture, that can be considered best?

Moisture is water vapour in the air. Most of the time it is invisible, but in some cases, like ground fog, it can be seen. Its effects are also visible, as in the case of condensation, when the excess of vapour in the air forms tiny water particles on cold surfaces. Moreover, air can hold only a limited amount of water vapour, and it depends on the air temperature. The actual amount of moisture in the air is described as relative moisture (%), where at 0% there is total absence of moisture and at 100% there is the maximum level of vapour that air can hold at the current temperature. The colder the temperature is, the lower the maximum amount of water the air can carry.

A good moisture level varies between 50 to 60 percent. Maintaining this range of moisture level at home will provide the best comfort to you and your family.

Effects on your comfort due to low moisture
When the moisture level falls below 40%, it contributes to a dry environment. In colder temperatures, moisture can cause discomfort.  

On the other hand, when the moisture level is higher than 65%, it fosters a moist and humid environment. Moist gets trapped in corners and condensation accumulates in windows that eventually drip down to sensitive surfaces and causes these surfaces to rot, grow mould, breed bacteria and trigger other negative consequences that can easily spread around. Dust mites for example, are invisible tiny critters that live in soft furniture such as beds, frames, carpets and clothing that usually develop under moisture levels over 70%.

A healthy climate will make you feel more comfortable in your bedroom, so make sure to keep moisture under control.

The environment around you plays an important role in your family's well-being. It is important to maintain a good moisture level to be able to provide the best comfort. If you are aware of or you suspect that you might suffer from too high moisture, let moisture absorbers help you maintain a steady and refreshing environment inside your home at all times.

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