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The more humid the air in the summer, the more likely you’ll need to keep an eye on your indoor air quality. There’s nothing quite like high levels of humidity to make your house uncomfortable as well as a health risk. Why? One word: mold. But it’s also much more than that—it’s also about comfort and energy efficiency. Here are three tips to help you combat summer humidity, and all that goes with it:
Adding a dehumidifier is the number one way to improve the comfort level by reducing the relative humidity levels in your home. Not only will it feel cooler, it will be more comfortable. The ideal relative humidity is between 40% and 60%. Anything lower is too low and can cause other issues, and anything higher and it won’t feel any less humid than it did before.
When you reduce humidity, you reduce your potential health risks. Mold is the most common result of excess humidity, and one of the biggest health threats. Mold is pervasive, toxic, and can be hard to get rid of once it has taken hold. Preventing it in the first place, by reducing humidity, is the best course of action.
Not only will you improve your indoor air quality by reducing humidity, you’ll also make your home more energy efficient. Humid air retains heat more efficiently than dry air, which is the opposite of your goals during the heat of summer. Dry air is not only easier to cool, but it feels cooler, so you don’t need to keep your thermostat turned down as low.
Humidity is not your friend in the summer. Find out more ways to balance the relative humidity in your home and improve your indoor air quality by contacting the pros at All City Heat and Air by calling 704-545-2000 or by clicking here.
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