When it comes to purposes and uses, a wireless weather station has a lot to offer. Its most important use is achieved in homes. If you have a weather station, you can install it anywhere, and in many cases, such a device is set up about 80 feet away from the house. This is quite important because this gives you the chance to set the unit away from direct sunlight and heating vents. Take note that these weather devices allows you to have a more accurate temperature reading when it is not exposed to direct sunlight.
The Indoor/Outdoor Weather Station
There are certain types of weather stations, which can be used both in indoor and outdoor environments. One important thing you need to consider is that when you attach the gauge to a window, this will affect the accuracy of the reading. This is due to the fact that the gauge itself pulls the heat from the house. Because of this, the temperature reading is expected to fluctuate by 15 degrees. The ideal situation is to mount the unit away from the house away from direct wind and rain.
There are also weather devices that can predict a specific weather with seventy percent accuracy. This will help you to plan for your day ahead. On the other hand, if your weather station comes with a humidity reading tool, it proves to be valuable on your part and this is especially true during the winter season. Cold seasons require a specific level of humidity and the level should be around forth percent. Generally, this is considered as the optimal level of humidity in a house during the winter season, thus keeping everyone in the house comfortable and healthy.
However, when the humidity level in your house gets too low, this will surely provide a threatening effect to your family. Most of the time, undetermined temperature plus poor humidity levels trigger the development of onset of coughs and colds in the house. In this regard, it is always advisable to set up your weather device away from your home’s heat register as this will help you determine when to run the humidifier.
Hunidifier for Greenhouses
If you currently own a greenhouse then you may prove that using a humidity indicator can be of great help. Plants in a greenhouse normally need a particular level of humidity as well as temperature, using these devices can help you to keep an eye on these two parameters. It really pays to check whether your weather device comes with this humidity tool, making sure the accurate reading of such parameters will intimately boost up the revenue generated from the greenhouse. It will pay off in the long run to spend a little money to get these stations installed in your greenhouse.
Weather stations may cost you a bit more, but they pay back more than they cost you. They involve easy maintenance. Most laboratories prefer to have weather stations to avoid the affect of unsuitable weather papameters on work, especially when dealing with chemical reactions.
An example of a great weather station is the LaCrosse WS-9215u-it as pictured below. It will prove to be a great “winter companion” when you need it.