There are certain areas that have high humidity levels, especially in the summer. Indoor air quality is typically low when there’s too much humidity. To combat high humidity levels, one of the most effective tools is a dehumidifier.
The Effects of High Humidity
High humidity levels can affect comfort and health. They can also be detrimental to some components of your home. The high concentration of moisture in the air makes for an unpleasant environment that feels hotter than usual during the summer, making it feel sticky and uncomfortable.
People who suffer from asthma and other respiratory issues might experience flare-ups during the summer due to heat and humidity. Skin conditions may be triggered, as well.
Mold and mildew can also thrive in a humid environment because of the excess moisture. Not only can mold and mildew damage certain components of your home, leading to the proliferation of rot and stains everywhere, they may also trigger respiratory problems and allergic reactions. Insects and other animals also like moist environments in hidden areas around your home, such as your attic and crawl spaces.
The Benefits of Running a Dehumidifier
A dehumidifier — whether portable or a whole-home type — can help make your home more comfortable when you run it together with a clean HVAC unit. Here are some of its benefits:
Cleaner air. Proper humidity levels reduce the likelihood of mold and mildew growth; thus dehumidifiers aid in keeping indoor air healthy and clean.
Better health. Mold cannot thrive in an environment where moisture is under control, nor can it grow and trigger asthma and other allergic reactions, so your family will enjoy a safer, healthier indoor environment.
More efficient cooling. High humidity levels can make your indoor air feel heavy and warm. This can force you to run your air conditioner on high all the time. A dehumidifier will keep humidity levels under control so you can save energy.
Less condensation. Humidity can cause condensation on surfaces like your walls, windows and doors. The more moisture that’s present, the worse your home is for your health. With a dehumidifier, you don’t have to worry about excess indoor condensation.
AC & Refrigeration Works can help you deal with high humidity levels in your home. We also offer air conditioning repair. Call us today at (956) 255-722, or fill out our contact form to receive more information.