Is My Home Too Humid?

Climate control in your home can be difficult to manage. Keeping it the right temperature and humidity for comfort and safety can be a chore. A good HVAC system with an updated thermostat can help you manage the temperatures, but it does not help with the humidity. Here is how do you know if the humidity is too high in your home and what should you do to manage it.

Most people who have a humidity problem don’t need to check the air moisture levels to know they can an issue. There are subtle signs throughout the house that can alert you to a humidity problem. Signs to look for include:

  • Mold growth. Do you have mold on walls, windows or excessive amounts in your bathroom?
    While mold will grow if you don’t keep up with your household cleaning, if it seems excessive, you probably have a humidity problem.
  • Window condensation. Is there water condensation on your windows or do the trays in the window sills have water in them? This can be due to poorly insulated windows, but it is also a sign of high humidity.
  • Musty smells. If you walk into your home and it smells musty, it may be because your humidity levels are too high.

You can have your local HVAC service company check the humidity levels in your home. You want to stay between 40-60% on average to keep a good moisture balance. If your humidity levels are too high, you can discuss adding a dehumidifier option to your HVAC system. There are also portable dehumidifiers if the problem is only in certain rooms or areas of the house. Getting your moisture levels under control is important to prevent mold growth to maintain a healthy home, so don’t delay on finding a solution.

Posted on behalf of:
ClimateSmith, LLC
3870 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Suite 340-129
Duluth, GA 30096
(770) 475-9555

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