To answer your immediate question, a hygrometer is a weather instrument that measures humidity in a room. There are many reasons to want a hygrometer like wanting to know the weather before leaving your home or to make sure the levels inside your home are appropriate. There are also many benefits to owning one, so it’s important to understand them. Here are 3 to consider when thinking about purchasing one!
Help Your Health
If the humidity levels in your home or office aren’t adequate, it can cause health problems. This is mainly due to the potential for mold. When the humidity level in your home is too high, it can create too much moisture. When there is too much moisture, it creates a great environment for mold to form, which is dangerous to both you and any animals in the home. On the flip side, keeping a space too dry can create sinus issues, coughing, and more. Hygrometers take the work out of figuring out the humidity in your home, always keeping it at a neutral level.
Care For Your Plants
If you have a hard time caring for your plants, a hygrometer may help you. In a greenhouse, it can be very difficult to get the right humidity level. If the air is too dry, your plants won’t grow properly, and if there is too much humidity, fungi can form. With a hygrometer, you can ensure that your plants are getting the best possible growing conditions.
Prevent Property Damage
We mentioned mold before, but did you know that it doesn’t just grow on walls and in vents? Yep, that’s right, unfortunately, mold can grow on your furniture and valuable possessions. Once the mold gets on the furniture, it can be difficult to remove, especially with spores that can spread without you noticing. Mold isn’t the only issue. If you’ve ever seen a cracked leather couch or furniture with some wear and tear that shouldn’t be there, it could be due to humidity levels that are too dry.
Service Tech Can Help
If you have questions about your home’s humidity, Service Tech can discuss it with you. The professionals at Service Tech are dedicated to making sure your home is comfortable and safe to live in. Contact us today!