“Maintaining an optimal home humidity level of between 40 – 60% brings lots of well-being benefits,” says tado° Co-founder Christian Deilmann. “The first step is to get an insight into your humidity levels by continuous measurement via a hygrometer or a smart thermostat with this feature. From there on we’re highlighting some simple and effective actions you can take to make for a more comfortable home.”
If your house or flat is too humid you should ventilate your home and rooms better by opening your windows several times a day, leaving them open for 10 – 25 minutes at a time. Another simple technique is to fill some bowls with salt and place them in the more humid areas, such as by a radiator, to absorb moisture.
For those whose homes are too dry, some simple recommendations include leaving the bathroom door open, hanging a water container on a radiator, and getting some house plants such as sedge, spider, African hemp, and papyrus. You could of course also purchase a humidifier or dehumidifier to improve humidity levels.
Great Britain fairs well in comparison to Germany, Italy and Spain where home humidity levels leave much to be desired.