We know Florida is a hot and humid place even through the “winter” months. It’s vital for your home’s indoor air quality that all that humidity doesn’t enter your home. High humidity causes mold problems as well as allowing allergy-causers like dust mites. Additionally, your cooling costs could increase because it feels warmer when humidity is high. All of that means that you need to take active steps to keep your humidity levels low.
Mold is one of the worst possible ways that high humidity can impact your home. There are thousands and thousands of species of mold, but there are patterns in how they form. In addition to high humidity, mold needs a food source, often wood, and prefers cold and dark places. This makes places like your bathroom or a basement an ideal place for mold growth.
In addition to mold, we know that high humidity causes a lot of different problems with allergens and cooling costs. To lower humidity in your home, it’s important that you prioritize ventilation particularly after activities that generate steam like cooking or showering. Use your fans throughout your house and dissipate that generated steam. Additionally, you can use a dehumidifier to keep humidity low in your home!
Overall, humidity is an aspect of indoor air quality that many people forget about! We recommend you get an idea of your home’s humidity and act accordingly to keep it in the sweet spot between 20% and 40%!
Global Cooling want to help you with whatever problem you have with your home HVAC system. Whether you need improved indoor air quality, a replacement, or a repair, we would love to help improve your home. Feel free to give us a call at (352) 449-4060 or fill out an online contact form to set up an appointment.