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How To Keep Humidity Levels Safe

High Humidity v.s Your Health

Controlling the humidity in your house can potentially controll the spread of COVID-19.

One study published in the Washington Post as described by Harvard went on to say, “Maintaining relative humidity in the 40%-60% range in indoor spaces could help slow the spread of the coronavirus.”

But what are the potential dangers of having high humidity?

When humidity surpasses 60% we now enter a zone that welcomes mold growth. And as we know, mold can lead to a number of issues.

Respiratory problems in youngsters and the elderly might develop faster than we expect when mold is present, leading to uncomfortable symptoms such as:

– Wheezing
– Frequent coughing
– Mucus in the nose and throat

The moisture also creates an environment that is perfect for microorganisms to develop, grow, and proliferate. Resulting in bacteria and viruses being subsequently fed in large quantities.

Clearly, high humidity is not good for your health.

High Humidity v.s Your Health

The Causes of Excessive Humidity at Home

Did you know that YOU might be part of the reason your house is humid?

Humidity in bedrooms and tiny spaces often refers to perspiration that evaporates via the skin and wet air that is breathed.

A clinical psychologist from the American Board of Sleep Medicine, Michael Breus, writes, “While sleeping, just based on the humidity in our breath, we lose about 1 liter of water each night!”

However, there are numerous other factors to blame for high humidity other than your body. 

Factor #1 Lack of adequate ventilation might contribute to moisture buildup in the air. This may result in the formation of mold and mildew, which may aggravate any allergies or respiratory issues that are already present.

Factor #2 If it has been significantly raining or snowing outside, this may have caused unknown leaks within your home, which will also result in an excessive amount of moisture being trapped inside.

Factor #3 Airtight spaces in your home may restrict air circulation and when this is combined with moisture it gives birth to a very humid environment.

Factor #4 Home’s layout or design may also be the culprit. Bathroom and shower areas are frequently accessible from the bedroom and if there is insufficient ventilation the air may migrate into the bedroom after taking a shower or bath.

Factor #5 Clothes dryers are also known for producing large amounts of hot air and humidity. And if the dryer hasn’t been installed correctly, the humidity levels may rapidly increase.

Soooooo… How humid should your home be?

The Ideal Humidity

A home is always producing damp air. Even if you aren’t aware of it.

Just picture yourself cooking, doing laundry, taking a shower, or simply even breathing. The humidity levels are constantly changing.

Every home is different, but research has given a range from 30%-60% humidity being ideal. This works best for maintaining your body’s comfort and avoiding moisture-related issues like mold and mildew.

There’s no doubt that you can manage the airflow in your home by opening the windows several times a day, but that’s not always in your best interest.

Depending on the season you may be welcoming unwanted temperatures that starkly contrast your home’s internal temperature.


To keep things balanced use a humidifier to provide more moisture to the air if the indoor humidity level is less than 30%. And if it’s more than 60% you might want to think about using a dehumidifier to protect your household.

Investing in tech that can manage the air you breathe is one of the best decisions you can make for your family and pets. What else can you do about the humidity?

High Humidity v.s Your Health

You Can Monitor It

Monitoring the humidity in your home is an integral part of keeping your family safe and healthy.

“But why should I get a monitor when I already have a device that manages the humidity in my home?”

At Sensored Life, we believe in preventative behavior. And having a monitor is one of the most preventative measures you can take. Here’s what our monitor can do for you:

#1 Educate you about the condition of the air around you by performing tests to keep you informed about the humidity levels.

#2 Having a humidity monitor can help you save money on energy expenditures while preventing mold and mildew from growing on your possessions.

#3 Those who have allergies may suffer more from humidity levels. Thus having a monitor allows them to appreciate and enjoy their homes at all times without any disturbances.

#4 It’s the perfect solution for raising animals or plants. MarCell sends alerts to inform you when humidity levels become critical based on your customized settings. So you can always check if the conditions for your pet or plant to thrive are being met.

#5 It offers reassurance. Even when you’re away for long periods of time our monitor communicates with you and stores data you can review. On top of this, it sends out alerts to multiple people in case you’re too far to return to your home, RV, wine cellar, and so forth. 

Have you had a chance to meet MarCell yet? Read this article to learn how it works → https://www.meetmarcell.com/howitworks/ and check out our FAQs here → https://www.meetmarcell.com/faqs/ 

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