High Humidity Control

The problem starts with high humidity.  The official average humidity for the coastal and inland regions is 65.8 which means once the temperature reaches 26 degrees we have high humidity alert.  During warmer months, we can easily reach 30 plus degrees and humidity can reach 80 plus degrees, you can see that would put us in danger zone, if not emergency.

Such an environment is not only bad for our health, but perfect for the propagation of mould spores.

Single room heat recovery systems to keep rooms fresh and humidity free while at home or away.

Ventilation and heat recovery units to keep humidity down and air circulation balanced.  Our installed units are also perfect for people who leave their house closed for long periods to keep your rooms always fresh.

Types of Humidity

Absolute humidity is the measure of the total mass of water vapour in a given volume of air. Mathematically, absolute humidity can be calculated by dividing the volume of the air and water vapour mixture see calculation.


However, the calculation of absolute humidity does not take into consideration the temperature of the system; the former’s value is affected by changes in the air temperature or pressure changes.

Specific humidity, on the other hand, is the ratio of the mass of water vapour to the total mass of the moist air parcel. It’s often casually referred to as the ‘moisture content’. That being said, the type of humidity that is most relevant to our homes is relative humidity.


Relative humidity

As the name signifies, relative humidity is relative in nature. In other words, it’s the amount of water vapour present in the air relative to what the air can hold. Relative humidity is generally expressed in percentages; thus, if a weather report shows the relative humidity to be 78%, it means that for the given temperature, the air is holding 78% of what it can actually hold.


Why we should control humidity  

High humidity within a home environment can effect many things for both the inhabitants and the home itself.

The first thing you may notice as the humidity rises is an uncomfortable feeling of excessive heat as the moisture content within the air rises. Stuffy moisture laden air can also be dangerous, disrupting everything from sleep to breathing.

On days such days, lung function can be 10 percent less, which can be serious, for some.

High humidity is also the perfect environment for virus and mould spores to infest, if not checked they will eventually totally infest the home making it uninhabitable.  This is particularly problematic were homes are closed up for months on end.

Taking control of the situation is a professional undertaking.  We have a full range of specialist air balancing and PAI units at our disposal.

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