If you live anywhere near Central Florida you understand the summer months are very hot, but it’s the high humidity that makes our summers feel uncomfortably hot. Additionally, the high humidity creates other issues that we have to deal with such as mold and pests. The key to preventing these problems is making sure your home maintains the proper levels of humility. In the summer months, lower levels of humidity can make the air feel much cooler and more comfortable, thus allowing homeowners to run their ac units less.
There are several activities, such as cooking, showering, bathing and running the dryer, that generate steam, which increases indoor moisture and makes it feel hotter inside your home. Some tips to help combat these activities are as follows:
- Use exhaust fans to remove the steam in bathrooms and kitchens
- Reduce the amount of time in the
- Ensure that your clothes dryer is ventilating properly to the outdoors
Eliminate Any Leaks Immediately
Be on the lookout for any types of leaks within your home. Even minor leaks cause humidity problems within a home and one of the biggest culprits of mold and mildew spreading throughout a home are roof leaks. Did you know that mold can begin just days after a leak and that musty odors and mold spots are typically one of the first signs of mold and mildew problems?
Periodically inspect your home for plumbing leaks. What may seem like an insignificant drip to a faucet can seriously affect the humidity of a home.
Dehumidifying Your Home
Dehumidifiers are an excellent aid for improving ventilation issues and lowering the humidity in your home. Portable dehumidifiers will work in small areas such as an attic space or in a room or two, however if your entire home needs to be dehumidified you should contact a professional service contractor who will connect a large dehumidifier into your home’s ventilation ducts.
ABC Cleaning, Inc. is a certified member of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA). We provide an Indoor Air Quality audit with our services, so you will know if the quality of the air in your home is up to NADCA standards and ways you can make it the best it can be. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) recommends yearly inspections and a thorough cleaning every three years.
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