Bad hair days do happen, and a common culprit is… humidity. While high humidity can make for bad hair days, it can also affect your home and health.
High humidity is an excessive amount of moisture in the air; it’s uncomfortable to be outside during these humid days, but it’s even more unpleasant when the high humidity finds you indoors as well.
Make sure you know how high humidity can affect your home and health, and learn about the proper way to eliminate it to make your home safe again.
Common Results Of Excessive Indoor Humidity
Humidity can affect your home in different ways. Excessive moisture indoors can contribute to uneven and uncomfortable temperatures, making the air heavy and warmer. High humidity can also cause high utility bills because when the air is warmer in the house, your air conditioner is going to work harder. Humidity can also potentially lead to mold and mildew growth in your home, which can impact your family’s health.
NOTE: Black, brown, or green mold can form when humidity levels are high. If you notice mold spores or rings of mold growing on walls and ceilings, your home and health could be at risk.
Tips To Eliminate Humidity In Your Home
Now that you know about what common results of high humidity are, you should consider the following things to help combat high humidity in your home.
- Run A Dehumidifier – Consider areas of your home most impacted by high humidity and dampness and implement the use of the dehumidifier to help remove moisture out of the air to lessen the humidity.
- Use Exhaust Fans – Running exhaust fans will take moisture out of rooms prone to hold humidity. Turn fans on in the bathroom when showering and also in the kitchen when cooking on the stove.
- Use Your Air Conditioner – Running your air conditioner is the best way to lower humidity levels in your home. High-efficiency air conditioners will not only cool the air, but they also remove humidity. The temperature in your home will also be more consistent, and your home will reach the desired temperature when your HVAC system is working effectively.
Do your part to help eliminate high humidity in your home, but understand that you can make the call to an A/C professional for help.
Contact Our Team With Concerns About Humidity
If you feel that humidity is a problem in your home and the above solutions aren’t providing adequate comfort, contact Logan Services for HVAC service or A/C maintenance on your heating and cooling system. You can also request a free in-home estimate if you need a new high-efficiency HVAC system for your home in the Dayton, Columbus or Cincinnati areas. Watch our expert in the video explain more about the effects that humidity can have on your home.
Get started making your home more comfortable today! Contact our team for all of your HVAC needs.