Thermal comfort plays an important role in human health and well-being. A high temperature can create a feeling of fatigue for the inhabitants of a building, but we can be just as affected when it is too cold.
During the summer it is difficult to control the temperature and maintain comfort in buildings without a functional ventilation system. To examine the proper functioning of the ventilation system, WESSLING Romania comes to your aid and recommends measuring your temperature, relative humidity and carbon dioxide.
To ensure the thermal comfort of a building, the temperature must be maintained between 23ºC and 28ºC in summer and between 20ºC and 25.5ºC in winter, reference from ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Cooling and Air Conditioning Engineers) Standard 55- 2010 ISO 7730, to ensure the comfort of the building's occupants.
The relative humidity must be between 30 and 65% (ASHRAE 55-2010, ISO 7730). A feeling of dryness and irritation is common in an environment with low relative humidity. Low relative humidity is a very common problem during the heating season.
Carbon dioxide in an occupied building is the best way to measure the adequacy of a ventilation system. It is found naturally in the environment and occurs in the process of respiration of living things, the burning of fossil fuels. If the carbon dioxide inside exceeds 700 ppm, it is recommended to make adjustments to the building's ventilation system to provide more fresh air.
The indoor air of any building will have environmental pollutants. We produce waste heat, moisture and carbon dioxide as by-products of the breathing process. Equipment, installations, cleaning products or consumables that are normally found in any building can produce gases, vapors or dust.
Volatile organic compounds and formaldehyde are present and harmful substances. Knowing their presence and concentration inside workspaces, buildings, etc. is a good guide for the system of measures to be taken to eliminate them and gain comfort and health. The use of low-emission construction materials and products and the prevention of exposure to cigarette smoke and other combustion emissions will minimize the risk of exposure.
WESSLING Romania supports you in determining and monitoring the comfort parameters in your buildings. With over 16 years of experience in air analysis and measurement, our specialists are eager to meet all the challenges in this field. Air quality - either inside or outside buildings - is one of the major environmental problems in Europe. For this reason, and because we spend 60-90% of our lives inside buildings (home, office, school), the air quality in buildings has a very important role in the health of the population.