How to Use a Hygrometer

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In this video, you will discover how to use a hygrometer to check the humidity level in your home.

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The level of humidity in your home is important for maintaining an ambient room temperature and can have a big impact on your energy consumption and expenditure. Find out how to use a hygrometer to measure the humidity in your home by watching this short tutorial.

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In this video, you will learn how to use a hygrometer.

Hygrometers are used to calculate the level of humidity in the air. This level is given as a percentage.

In your home, the humidity level should be between 40 and 60% for the ambient air to be comfortable

Low humidity levels (below 30%) can cause an increase in static electricity, discomfort, irritation, or an increase in the concentration of dust in the air.

High levels of humidity (above 70%) encourage the multiplication of microbes, the appearance of mould and condensation on cold surfaces.

When the temperature remains constant, you will feel the cold more when the humidity level increases.

To dehumidify the air and feel warmer in your home, get into the habit of airing your home for 10 minutes each day.

You can also reduce the humidity level with an electric fan or ventilator.

Buying a hygrometer isn't an expensive investment.

You can find one in the shops costing from around 5 euros. (£4)

Now you know how to use a hygrometer.

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