What is normal humidity in a house and how is it achieved?

window condensation
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While you might not have thought to pop ‘what is normal humidity in a house?’ down on your list of top conversation starters, it is actually a question well worth knowing the answer to if you want to avoid all kinds of problems cropping up in your home. 

Both damp and mould can be caused by out-of-kilter humidity levels and if you are wondering how to stop condensation, you should definitely be looking at this as a culprit. 

Meaco, fitting extractor fans and regularly opening windows can help lower humidity levels.  (Image credit: Meaco)
Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.