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i have a question about the humidity reader and no way to contact you from Canada toll free. I don't understand why sometimes it tells me that a humidity rating is OK and othertimes the same reading is not OK. For example now it is reading the room at 32 percent humidity and it says LOW but yesterday it said OK for 32 percent. Basically I want to know how the item determines if a relative humidity is OK or not PLEASE HELP i have the 00613 Acurite Indoor Humidity Thermometer
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Ledrak

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Sandra I think it also has to do with the temperature. Meaning 32% may be low at one temp but ok or even high at another.
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Hello Sandra,

Ledrak is correct it takes the temperature into consideration. Based off the temperature and humidity reading the humidity icon will show the low, ok, or high.If the temperature is between 65° and 73° and the humidity is between 25% and 55% it will show OK.  If the temp drops below 65° or 25% humidity it will show low. If the temp goes above 73° or 55% humidity it will show high.  Here is some more information regarding humidity. https://www.acurite.com/learn/humidity/humidity-health
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thanks and can you tell me if they use the "hair" method to measurem humidity thanks
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Hello Sandra M,

I am not sure what you mean by hair method. We measure the Relative humidity which is the ratio of moisture in the air as compared to the maximum amount of moisture the air can hold, which varies depending on the air temperature. Hotter air, for example, can hold more moisture.
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thanks - i mean the mechanism by whihc you measure humidity-what do you use to measure it - I had heard some machines use  a hair https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bring-science-home-hair-hygrometer/
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Hello Sandra,

We do not measure the humidity that way. Please let us know if there is anything further we can assist you with.