Correct ventilation and heating for house mites
Dust mites love warmth and high humidity, as you can read in this article about dust mites. Preferred are temperatures beyond 20° Celsius, preferably even between 25° and 30° Celsius, as well as high humidity beyond 75%. In this article we want to explain briefly how clever heating and ventilation in summer and winter can worsen the living conditions of house mites and thus keep the population down.
Apart from the fact that even 1 °C less heat in the room (more precisely: the room temperature) can reduce the heating costs of this room by up to 6 %, a cool room also helps to suppress the mite population.
As we know, most mites in an apartment/house live in the bedroom. In bed it is cozily warm due to body heat for several hours a night and breathing air and sweat provide high humidity and a moist mattress. No wonder that up to 1.5 million dust mites can live in a single mattress. In a standard double bed we are then already talking about 3 million dust mites and in addition the mites that live in pillows, duvets and bedding.
For this reason, a bedroom should only be heated to approx. 18 °C (during the night also preferably only 16-17 °C).
Correct and incorrect ventilation
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