How is moisture measured?

Lyubov Polishchuk
Lyubov Polishchuk
December 14, 2012
How is moisture measured?

Modern youth, not indifferent to their health, and the health of their loved ones are increasingly asking how to measure humidity? And this is not by chance, because maintaining the proper humidity in an apartment is one of the main criteria for creating a comfortable microclimate. Many already know that excessively dry air provokes allergies and respiratory diseases. High humidity leads to the appearance of mold, which in the most destructive way affects the person and interior. Below are a number of techniques to find out how to measure the humidity of the air.

There are two most common types of devices that allow you to control the humidity of the air:

  • hygrometer
  • psychrometer

Even a child can be taken from them. However, if you are interested in the question of how to measure the humidity in an apartment without these devices, then read the tricks below.

So, in a room with overdried air, excessive dryness in the nose can be felt, tormenting thirst and sore throat.If the laundry hung in the apartment for drying becomes an hour and a half dry, then the humidity is low. Houseplants are also excellent "sensors" of humidity in the apartment. With insufficient moisture, their soil quickly dries out and cracks, and the leaves begin to turn yellow at the ends and take on a completely lifeless appearance.

You can measure the humidity with an open flame. To do this, light a candle and observe the flame. A vertical light indicates that the apartment is damp. The fire, which is constantly deflected to the sides and has a pinkish halo, indicates excessive air dryness.

A stack of frozen tap water can also become a means by which air humidity is measured. Putting such a pile in the room away from the heating devices, watch it. After five minutes, the walls of the glass were fogged and dried - the humidity was low. Stayed sweaty - average humidity. There were little streams of water - the humidity in the apartment is high.