Office Humidity Monitoring

Temperatures are increasing again, and many areas of the United States are guaranteed for temperatures as high as 107° F this week. With high heat comes high humidity for most regions. How are you protecting your business from the heat and moisture?

The humidity in the air needs to be at the ideal level. Studies have shown that indoor humidity levels should between 40-60% for an optimal health and comfort standpoint. However, moisture levels above that can lead to one or more humidity-based problems such as damage to delicate machinery, corrosion of computer components, reduced air quality, and an increase in dangerous levels of bacteria, mold, and mildew.

Here are a few things to watch out for:

Poor Air Quality

If there is extra humidity in the air, it can result in reduced air quality. In fact, our lungs work best when the air has the correct level of humidity in it. When the air is too moist, this can cause respiratory difficulties. A humidity level of 40-60% is optimal to enhance air quality. It’s also the optimal level to prevent microorganisms from growing.

Damage to Sensitive Equipment

Humidity can cause harm to movable parts or the electronics of many devices by corroding, parts can stick together, and other sensitive electronics can quickly become damaged. With most electronics, the loss is hard to identify and is also tough to replace.

Food Storage Conditions

Food can become quickly damaged by moisture and temperature change in both room temperature and refrigeration. Ideally, storage areas for dry food should have a humidity level of 15% or less.

Sensitive Chemical Damage

In the pharmaceutical industry, humidity can become a large issue. An increase in moisture can cause damage to chemicals that are used on a daily basis. For example, any compound that is powdered may adhere together, resulting in a loss of product integrity. It can also negatively influence any experiments that involve these chemicals.

Mold and Mildew Growth

Excess moisture can cause for growth in mold and mildew in multiple areas throughout your building. If this increase gets to the point of being able to see or smell the mold, this means that the spores have multiplied.

The Monnit Solution

There are many ways to prevent heat and humidity damage within your home or office building, but what happens if those methods (AC units) stop working? Humidity can quickly cause damage to your business, and you may not even know it.

Monnit provides an enormous opportunity to protect your products and employees with a Wireless Humidity Sensor and Wireless Temperature Sensors. With Monnit’s affordable remote monitoring system in place, you will be able to keep track of the moisture levels in your building, offices, warehouse, storage, and homes. Monnit’s sensors are small and low profile, so they can fit just about anywhere, allowing you to get the most accurate reading. Receive alerts via text, voice, email, or through a local display if the temperature or humidity levels exceed a safe threshold. The Monnit Remote Monitoring System is the most intuitive, reliable, and cost-effective solution on the market. For more information on our solutions for building monitoring, visit our website.