WHY HUMIDIFY SCHOOLS?

In K-12 schools, maintaining proper humidity levels is an essential and critical responsibility. Between 40-60% relative humidity will protect against transmission of illness, and preserve school building finishes, materials, and electronic equipment.

HEALTH & WELLNESS
Student absences increase during the dry winter months, often due to chronic respiratory illnesses. There is a correlation between low humidity and flu outbreaks: research has established that flu outbreaks can be predicted 14 to 16 days after outdoor humidity bottoms out in the continental United States.

Chronic absenteeism, missing ≥ 10% of school days within a year for any reason predicts low student achievement. When viruses spread among students, teachers also tend to get ill and have to take sick days. Having to rely on substitute teachers too often can negatively affect lesson plans and is also expensive.

MATERIALS & ELECTRONICS
Overly dry air can damage building materials and finishes, causing cracking and splitting of flooring and woodwork in gymnasiums and performance spaces in schools. Many musical instruments in schools such as pianos, violins, guitars, cellos, and harps can get cracked and warped by changes in moisture as well. Static charges build up in dry air and can cause copiers to jam, as well as problems with other electronic equipment and processes in labs. 

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