As the seasons change you may notice that there are times when you really feel the Melbourne humidity level and your home can feel uncomfortably humid, your clothes stick to your body, and the air feels thick. This will only get worse as we head from spring into summer.
Extra moisture in the air at home can be hazardous to your health – you may notice that your chest is more congested, you get flu’s more often or you just feel “off” more days than not. And if any of your family suffer from asthma they will be every more affected by high moisture levels.
How do we measure home humidity levels?
In order to measure the moisture in the air at your home, you need a Hygrometer. Hygrometers are your home humidity sensors, basically, if you don't speak "weather" they measure the level of moisture in the air, so you can compare them against healthy levels so you know if your home is too wet, too dry or making you sick.
What is a healthy level of home humidity in Melbourne?
Optimal summer moisture levels in houses in Melbourne’s should be between 50 and 75%. If you have a moisture level around that numbers you will have a healthier home for you and your family
The cost of high humidity in your home?
High humidity levels not only affect your health but also your wallet. Often high humidity can cause the following problems in your house. Swollen wooden boards that may need replacing, mould on your furniture and curtains that constantly need cleaning or replacing, you may get paint peeling or water stains on your walls and you may need to pay for extra visits to the doctor as you may be ill more frequently.
Using a Hygrometer to optimise humidity levels in your Melbourne home.
You can save money on all these things by keeping an eye on the humidity level and if it gets above 55% we recommend the following: Open windows to get good airflow, buy a dehumidifier as they suck the moisture out of the air, turn a heater on or light a fire. Try and ensure your house or apartment sees plenty of suns.
A hygrometer is a type of weather instrument, it can be purchased on its own or in combination with other weather measurement tools like a thermometer to measure temperature, or a barometer to measure the changes in air pressure so you know when the weather is going to change ahead of time.
Below you can see the Fischer Pascall Mahogany and Brass Weather Station. This beautiful device lets you keep an eye on the humidity levels in your home, measure the temperature in the room, and predicts weather changes so you know when to take your umbrella or hang out the washing.
Here are the 3 Best Hygrometers of 2018 which you can purchase in Melbourne (or anywhere in Australia).
Our first pick is The Fischer Skala Weather Instrument 1602-01
This modern round stainless steel weather station will easily blend with most interiors and is perfect for offices, kitchens or living rooms. You can see the temperature, humidity and weather pressure changes all on an easy to read interface so you can optimise your lifestyle.
Our second pick is the Fischer Precision Hygrometer 122.01
This sleek modern design can be fixed to the wall using a hook, or can also be displayed freestanding on a desk or shelf with a small foot. Its minimalist design puts a real focus on the readings so you can keep an eye on the face and make sure your room is at a healthy humidity (50-70%).
Our third pick is the Fischer black and chrome weather station 9103s-6
This beautiful wall mounted weather station can be displayed horizontally or vertically (just let us know before you buy and we can fit the instruments accordingly). You can see at a glance the temperature of the room, the moisture levels in the room and predict weather changes later in the day.
These are our top 3 best selling hygrometers or weather stations in Melbourne. We think every home needs one of these, so you know when to ventilate and if your home is healthy. If you liked this blog, be sure to leave us a comment below, and if you are interested in learning more about Hygrometers head to our collection.
Shipping Hygrometers around Australia
We can safely ship hygrometers and weather stations to Australia in 4 - 7 days, we even have the occasional one in 3 days. If your weather station is a housewarming or wedding gift, we can also arrange gift wrapping for you so it arrives adorned with wrapping paper and a bow.
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