Data Center Temperature and Humidity Range Recommendations
Part of the Green IT For Dummies Cheat Sheet
In consulting with computer manufacturers, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), changed its recommendations for air temperatures in data centers and computer room humidity. The following chart shows new recommendations for safely maintaining IT equipment.
|Maximum relative humidity||60 percent|
|Maximum dew point||59°F||15°C|
|Minimum dew point||41.9°F||5.5°C|
|Dew point depression at 60 percent R.H., 20°||8.5°C||14.3°F|