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).