Nursing Homes and Care Homes

Overly dry air in care homes can make the residents seem even older

Everyone wishes the residents of care and nursing homes a long and comfortable life. However, if the relative humidity is either too high or too low it can affect the comfort and health of the residents, staff, and visitors alike.


The elderly have more energy with the right humidity


The air in care homes in often very dry, being caused by a combination of the warm indoor temperatures and regular (artificial) ventilation. This means that the elderly and those with already fragile immune systems are more at risk of eye and skin irritations, as well as being more susceptible to viruses that spread more easily in the drier air.

Our humidification systems can solve this problem, helping the elderly to stay healthy and active for longer.

  • Reduced eye and skin irritations

  • Fewer sore, scratchy throats

  • More protection provided by efficient mucus membranes

  • Increased comfort for the lungs and airways

  • Less dust (asthma sufferers)

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Not just better for ‘grandma and grandad’


Dry air doesn’t just affect the residents, but also the staff and visitors. Asthma sufferers and people wearing contact lenses will be acutely aware when the relative humidity is too low. Care workers and staff who are regularly in the building may also suffer from dry eyes, dry skin, and scratchy throats. Dry air also weakens the immune system.

Cumulus helps the elderly keep active and comfortable


We wish our elderly relatives a long and comfortable life. As the Dutch market leader in custom-built humidification systems, we have been helping care homes and nursing homes to provide the right humidity for their residents since 1991.

  • Our experts co-wrote ISSO 55.3 (the guidelines for Legionella safe installations)

  • All our installations comply with the ISSO 55.3 Publication guidelines

  • TÜV Nord have certified that our installation systems comply with VDI 6022

  • We meet the guidelines as outlined in the TNO Hospital Report

  • We have the biggest maintenance network in Benelux

For free advice onsafe,energy-saving humidification solutionstailor-madefor your business, contact ushere.

Interesting facts about humidification in nursing homes

The air conditioning system in an office works for around 50 hours a week, which is 2,600 hours a year.

The air conditioning system is a nursing home works 24/7, 168 hours per week, which is 8,736 hours per year.

This means that a nursing home needs 300% more humidification than an office!

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