We spend many hours a day at work and most of them in offices or in closed rooms. This alone indicates the importance of the right indoor climate and the associated optimal humidity. Dry air is a major trigger for many symptoms.
Underestimated: indoor air factors
Air humidity has a great effect on our comfort. Their composition has a lasting effect on our well-being, our health and, not least, on our ability to participate. The ideal room humidity is between 40% and 60% and downwards deviating values create and reinforce:
- Difficulty concentrating
- A headache
- Tired eyes due to dehydration of the conjunctiva
- Drying of skin and mucous membranes
- Higher susceptibility to disease
- Longer survival of bacteria and viruses
- Higher dust, and so on
Result: Decreased efficiency
Study results show that in Austria in every fourth office, the air humidity is well below the minimum limit of 40%, usually the proportion, even in heating periods, even less than 30%. This in connection with the carbon dioxide content in the air has the consequence that headache, difficulty concentrating, a higher susceptibility to infectious diseases and a decline in performance is favored.
Room climate as a health and economic factor
The air in offices is still given too little attention and rarely related to performance and sick leave. This is most likely due to the fact that research is only in the starting blocks, but the results so far are already clear. The bottom line is that strengthening well-being and health of employees, creating optimal conditions already starting with the indoor climate, also means strengthening in the economic sphere.
Fog systems and humidification
To optimize the air in your workplace, systems such as fog systems are particularly suitable for increasing the humidity. Fog systems atomize water into its smallest unit, the water mist, which binds the smallest dust particles and thus contributes to a significant reduction of harmful pathogens in the indoor air and their spread. An additional benefit of fog systems is, besides air humidification, that they can be used throughout the year. At high summer temperatures, your premises can be cooled by up to 10 ° C. And with Raintime’s professional systems, you can also control the humidity yourself.
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