Low indoor temperatures can cause moisture and mold problems

It is important to take the indoor temperature into account, as it is crucial for both well-being and the indoor climate.

Temperature and drafts are often causes of a poor indoor climate, which can result in illness, discomfort and symptoms. Therefore, it is recommended that the indoor temperature is first and foremost at a comfortable level for the occupants of the building in question. In general, the recommended temperature level should be between 18°C and 25°C. 

SkamoWall is insulating

SkamoWall has an insulating effect, which in many cases can cover the need for thermal insulation, which typically results in moisture and mold problems due to thermal bridges and cold walls.

The insulation values for the 50mm SkamoWall Board are:

  • Insulation (r-value): R = 0.74
  • Thermal transmittance coefficient (u-value): U = 1.36
  • Thermal conductivity (lambda value): λ = 0.068W/(m×K)

The challenge of finding the right temperature

The temperature should be comfortable as it pertains to the level of activity and room use. The temperature therefore will vary depending on the activity level and season, but a general recommended indoor temperature of between 18°C and 25°C is comfortable for most people. 

It is also important to think about maintaining an even temperature in all rooms of the home. If the temperature fluctuates too much, it can lead to condensation and moisture problems that can develop into mold over time.

The consequences of incorrect temperatures

If the temperature is too low or too high in a room, this can cause discomfort and, in the worst case scenario, have health-related consequences. In addition to the health risks, there is also a risk that the building’s construction may be damaged by increased moisture and mold growth at too low a temperature.

The temperature in a room affects both humidity and our own comfort. When the temperature is too high, we will feel too hot and uncomfortable, and if the temperature is too low, it can lead to dry air and irritated mucous membranes.

The right temperature for the indoor climate

If you experience cold or drafts from walls or windows, it is a good idea to check whether the insulation is sufficient to prevent thermal bridges that could potentially create condensation and eventually mold.

In addition, it is also a good idea to ensure that your radiators are functioning optimally so that an even temperature can be maintained in all rooms. Never turn off radiators completely - even if you are not in the room.