Smarter Ways to Maintain an Optimal Humidity Level Throughout Your Commercial Building

Like temperature, humidity levels play a major role in maintaining a comfortable building environment for your commercial business or high-end residential space. As a buildings or facilities manager, it’s in your best interest to strive for optimal humidity levels, as they have a direct impact on not only the comfort of building occupants, but also the performance of equipment that may depend on the proper cooling of your commercial HVAC system. 

How Humidity Works, and Why It’s Important

At its core, humidity refers to the amount of moisture or water vapor that is present in the air at any given moment. Similar to temperature, humidity levels within a commercial space have a direct impact on building occupants, as well as equipment being housed within the building, such as computer equipment, for example. 

When humidity levels drop too low or climb too high, they can have adverse effects on the health and well-being of building occupants, which should be a top consideration for any business or building manager. 

The Risks of High or Low Humidity for Building Occupants

Depending on the humidity level within a given commercial space, the effects on building occupants can manifest in a variety of ways. Below are just a few of the risks associated with high or low humidity levels on individuals occupying a commercial building. 

High Humidity

  • Respiratory problems
  • Allergy and asthma related irritation
  • Fatigue
  • High body temperatures

Low Humidity

  • Irritated eyes
  • Dry skin
  • Nose bleeds
  • Course throat

How to Maintain an Optimal HVAC Humidity Level in Your Commercial Space

Fortunately, improving humidity levels via the implementation of the appropriate HVAC solutions for your commercial space are relatively simple once the optimal level of humidity is first determined. 

In order to determine the humidity level that’s right for your commercial space or high-end residential building, work with a trusted HVAC contractor to achieve a building environment that is both comfortable and safe for building occupants. 

Partnering with Air Ideal to Achieve an Optimal HVAC Humidity Level

At Air Ideal, helping you protect the health of building occupants through the implementation of effective commercial HVAC solutions is our top priority. For more information on achieving optimal HVAC humidity levels through HVAC preventative maintenance and service, contact Air Ideal today