Show customers how to keep it perfect all year round with MyHome

North Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors, so making sure home humidity levels are just right is not only important for comfort, numerous studies are showing it is vitally important for good health.

On its website, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) explains that humidity levels can increase the concentration of indoor pollutants while inadequate ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels by not bringing in enough fresh outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources and by not carrying indoor air pollutants out of the home.

What is the ideal humidity level indoors?

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy, recommends that relative humidity in the home be kept between 30% to 50% in the summer and 30% to 40% in the winter.

What are the signs that the humidity is too high or too low?

When humidity in a home is too high, occupants will feel sweaty and uncomfortable. They may start to see condensation on windows and mirror as well as stains on walls and ceilings. Musty smells are a sign of mildew and mold growth which can aggravate allergies, respiratory problems, and lung disease.

When the humidity is too low, they may get a scratchy throat or stuffed nose, chapped lips, and dry skin. They’ll experience static or sparks when they rub your feet on the carpet or touch objects.

Measuring home humidity levels

Customers can measure their home's humidity levels with a small, inexpensive hygrometer. Once they are aware of the humidity levels in their home, they may want to explore different options that make it easy to optimize it all year round.

While a dehumidifier is often recommended to remove moisture from the air, knowing when to have it operating depends on the season, the daily weather forecast, how well your home is insulated and ventilated. Traditionally, dehumidifiers use a significant amount of energy, have condensation tanks that need frequent emptying and only remove moisture from the air - they don’t facilitate new fresh, air.

How Humidex digital systems with MyHome smart technology optimize humidity levels 24/7, year-round

This year, Clairitech has introduced new industry-leading digital units with a smart app that allows homeowners to remotely monitor their indoor air 24/7 from their phone, tablet, or computer. The innovative new HCS Humidex unit with myHome will enable customers to achieve more accurate humidity control anytime, anywhere, optimize air quality, all year round, reduce damaging moisture and condensation, eliminate bad smells, musty odors, allergens, and harmful gases and prevent costly mold and mildew damage to stored items, furniture, and clothing.

No matter what the season or the forecast outside, once the unit is set up, there is very little required to maintain it. The indoor air quality will be easy to control all year round. Whether your customer lives in a single-family home or townhouse, an old home or a new build, a condo or an apartment, it’s always in their best interests to optimize humidity levels and enjoy clean indoor air for both comfort and better health.