As a resident of Peachtree City, you’re probably use to the high humidity we experience throughout most of the year. Managing the humidity inside your home is important for keeping your home environment healthy and efficient. High humidity and low humidity can both negatively impact your life. Here are a few simple humidity tests you can use to discover if your humidity is out of bounds:
When humidity is too high, you run the risk of creating fertile ground for mildew, fungus and bacteria. In addition, wood and paper can warp and deform, and condensation gathering on windows can drip down and rot windowsills. Here are some ways you can detect high humidity:
- Look for condensation on walls, windows and other cool surfaces.
- Look for wet stains on ceilings and walls.
- Be aware of mildew smells, especially in areas such as your kitchen and bathroom.
- If you or members of your household have allergies, keep track of whether or not they become more severe.
In contrast, low humidity can contribute to the transmission of viruses like the flu. Low humidity also makes it more difficult for your home to hang onto heat during the winter, which can irritate your throat and lungs. It can also contribute to dusty and cracked wooden fixtures. Here are some ways to detect low humidity:
- Notice if your lips and skin become chapped, or if your overall level of thirst increases.
- Be aware of more static electricity.
- Pay attention to the amount of dust buildup in your home, and whether dust hangs in the air.
Balance Your Humidity
Humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners and proper ventilation can help you manage the information you receive from these simple humidity tests and keep your home environment comfortable. To learn more about balancing the humidity in your home, contact Powers Heating & Air in Peachtree City!
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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