Is your home warm and dry enough?

We all want our homes to be warm and dry. Our houses should be heated to at least 18 degrees and below 65% relative humidity most of the time - but how do we find out if that’s the case?

To assess the temperature and relative humidity in your house, try using a simple, low-cost hygrometer.

A hygrometer is a small, inexpensive device that measures temperature and the amount of moisture in the air in your home.

Use a hygrometer in different rooms, especially in winter, and take readings over a few days or weeks to find out where you might need to address dampness issues.

Watch: How to use a hygrometer | 01:40 min

Tips for a healthy home

To create a healthy, energy efficient home, ensure you keep your home warm and dry (free of damp), and air it out regularly (ventilation).

 More information on efficient ways of heating your home

 How to tackle dampness

 Ventilation