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    What humidity levels does the flu thrive in and why you should be measuring your home humidity levels.

    As this year has become a year of flu - not just coronavirus - but also other flu like symptoms - it has never been so important to insure you have a healthy home.

    Colds and Flu thrive in low humidity. However asthma, chest issues and other illnesses thrive in high humidity.

    It is imperative that you know your house's humidity levels and when to act.

    The first step to a healthy home is knowing how to optimise our living environment, so your family does not end up getting sick. 

    For a comfortable and healthy  home environment, you want the temperature to be between 18 - 24 C and humidity between 35% - 65%.

    Are you worried about

    • Your family's health
    • Costs associated with your health eg paying to see the doctor, prescriptions, or health insurance
    • Moisture may make your homet more expensive to heat raising your electricity bill in winter

    It really helps if you:

    • Know if your home is healthy
    • Can optimising your living environment
    • Save money on doctors bills and prescription
    • Be more energy efficient
    • Get less cold and flu's
    • Know when to act

     

    Watch out for unhealthy humidity levels:

    Humidity is the level of moisture in the air which you can measure with a hygrometer A comfortable and healthy living environment is at temperatures between 18 and 24 celsius and a humidity level between 35% and 65%. A hygrometer or weather station is going to help you pick up on unhealthy levels of humidity, so you know when to open a window and ventilate your house, or if you might have deeper humidity issues. Living in a damp home can mean more trips to the doctor, respiratory issues and skin infections, especially in the colder months.  Knowing your homes humidity levels can be really helpful if you live in a humid climates for example in Sydney or Auckland.

     

     

    Optimise your temperature to avoid illness:

    A thermometer will let you measure the inside temperature of your home so you know when to turn on the heater, fire or heat pump in winter, or when to crank up the air conditioning in summer. If you let yourself get too cold in winter, you may find yourself getting sick. 

    thermometer

    Avoid getting caught out in the weather:

    Knowing when the weather is going to change arms you with the knowledge you need before you leave the house to prepare for rain. How many times have you left the house without a rain coat, umbrella, or enough warm clothes? Barometers measure the barometric pressure in the air, as the pressure changes, it indicates a shift in the weather which indicates the type of weather you can expect. 

    barometer

    You can purchase these items separately in a hygrometer, barometer or thermometer. Or you can also find them in a weather station, which combines two or more of these items into one stylish piece. If you would like to learn more you can shop this story in our online catalogue.

     

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