Anyone who has lived in Georgia for any length of time knows how extreme the weather can be. The cold in the winter and the heat in the summer make it a real challenge to control the humidity in your home.
Beyond the simple fact that humidity levels can make your house uncomfortable lies the problem of unhealthy conditions brought on by extreme humidity or low humidity. A Marietta AC company can help establish good humidity levels in your home. Check out these four ways to control your humidity.
Dehumidifiers pull moisture that causes humidity out of the air in your home. This is especially important during the summer months when high humidity provides a breeding ground for mold.
Higher humidity levels also impact indoor air quality. This is especially concerning for people living with allergies or asthma. In general, use a dehumidifier to keep humidity levels below 60%.
Humidifiers combat low humidity. They come in small, one-room sizes, but larger sizes are most effective when professionally installed as a whole house version. Your health and house can both take a hit in low humidity that the heater and outside air causes during the winter.
Skin can become dry and itchy and viruses can thrive, encouraged by the fact that low humidity makes you more susceptible to colds. If you find the air in your home to be too dry in the winter, ask your HVAC company about a whole house humidifier.
3. Home Remedies
You can ventilate your home to reduce moisture. Installing vent fans will remove humidity in problem areas like bathrooms and kitchens where moisture likes to linger.
During the winter when dryness sets in, putting a pan of water by a vent will encourage evaporation, increasing humidity in the air. Even house plants brought inside for the winter will provide extra moisture to bring humidity levels up.
4. Your HVAC System
There are not enough good things to say about a properly maintained HVAC system’s effectiveness in removing humidity from your home.
However, if the system is overdue for service, it will struggle to regulate proper humidity levels and indoor air quality. Just a routine check from a technician is usually all you need to find problems that are creating high or low humidity.
Service for a Healthy Energy Efficient Home
Scheduling your yearly maintenance check with Anytime HVAC will help keep the climate in your home the right temperature and humidity so everyone in your house stays healthy. Maintenance also ensures that your system will last longer, pushing out expensive HVAC replacement years into the future. Not only that, but routine maintenance makes your home more energy efficient.
Keep in mind that Anytime technicians are also available around the clock for any emergencies that you may have. Give Anytime a call today at 678-606-9005 and take control of your home’s humidity and climate.