Een goede luchtvochtigheid op de werkvloer. Waarom is het zo belangrijk?

Good humidity in the workplace. Why is it so important?

The humidity in indoor spaces is extremely important for your health. You spend most of the day indoors and the quality of the humidity has a major influence on how you feel.

As an employer, you want to create an environment for your employees that is conducive to work, but also an environment that is conducive to well-being and health. If employees feel healthy and vital, this will positively enhance the quality of the work.

Why is humidity so important?

The humidity is expressed as a percentage. A good humidity is between approximately 40% and 60%.

If the humidity is too high (> approx. 60%), the room is too humid. You may then suffer from colds, allergic reactions such as eczema and excessive heat and shortness of breath. High humidity is also not beneficial for the room itself, as it encourages mold formation and is a breeding ground for dust mites. People with asthma may experience additional complaints as a result of dust mites.

If the humidity is too low (< approx. 40%), the room is too dry. You may then suffer from irritated eyes, dry skin, headaches, focus and concentration problems and fatigue.

Health and work performance

Good humidity, which is between approximately 40% and 60%, is extremely important for the quality of the environment. Good humidity contributes to good air quality and promotes overall health.

To optimize work performance, it is also important to create an optimal working environment. This can be done through good humidity.

Gain insight into humidity

You can measure the humidity with a hygrometer. This displays the percentage of humidity and so you immediately know whether a room is too dry or too humid.

To gain optimal insight into the humidity, we usually recommend placing the hygrometer in one room for several hours and taking measurements in different rooms.

What if the air is too dry?

If it turns out that the humidity is too low, you can consider purchasing a humidifier. This adds moisture to the air so that ideal humidity is gradually achieved.

If the working environment allows this, you can also consider purchasing certain plants. And especially plants with large leaves. These plants evaporate almost 90% of the water they receive, indirectly humidifying the air.

What if the air is too humid?

If it turns out that the humidity is too high, you can consider purchasing a dehumidifier or moisture absorber. These ensure that the humidity is reduced by converting the air into water.

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