How Can I Fix High Humidity In My House?
Home humidity is one of those things you tend not to notice—until it gets too high. Not only will you feel warmer than usual, but you’ll also experience warm and muggy discomfort. The good news is that you don’t have to live with high humidity all summer. Below, the Bryant® experts at ComfortAire Heating Cooling Fireplaces explain how to bring moisture levels down and stay more comfortable. Call us for help finding the right solution for your home at 715-325-3969.
What Causes High Humidity?
Because warm air contains extra moisture, humidity levels tend to increase during the summer, making you and your family feel damp and uncomfortable. But climate is only one factor in why your home moisture levels might be high—it can also result from poor home ventilation or problems with your HVAC system.
What Happens If My Humidity Is Too High?
High humidity doesn’t just make you uncomfortable. It can actually lead to long-term damage in your home—which is the case any time moisture is left untreated. Fortunately, there are a few telltale signs that will let you know it’s time to address the issue:
- Excess condensation on inside windows
- A musty odor throughout the home
- Warped wooden flooring or furniture
- Mold growth or water damage
While a little excess moisture may not seem important, the reality is that it should be resolved quickly so you can avoid more serious damage in the future. High humidity can also lead to an increase in dust mites or bacteria in the home—both of which can be hard on family members with allergies or asthma.
How Can I Dehumidify My House?
The simplest way to reduce high humidity levels is to install a whole-home dehumidifier—and an air conditioner if you don’t already have one. Working together, these two systems keep your home’s moisture at the correct levels, which will help you feel cool and comfortable at the same time. And because a dehumidifier removes moisture from your air, it will help your home feel cooler, allowing you to run your thermostat at a lower temperature and save you money on energy costs. That goes double when you schedule annual air conditioner maintenance, which helps ensures your system is running efficiently and able to help reduce high humidity.
ComfortAire Manages All of Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
Indoor humidity is just one component of your overall air quality. ComfortAire offers a range of products to keep your air clean and comfortable no matter the time of year. Ready for a more comfortable summer? Call us anytime to talk installation at 715-325-3969 in Wisconsin Rapids or 715-342-0911 in Stevens Point.