Achieving balanced humidity in your Georgia home doesn’t need to be a big obstacle. If you’d like to improve the air quality in your home, it’s important to evaluate the moisture level inside. Don’t let humidity that’s too high or too low make your home a miserable place. Here are a couple ways to obtain optimal humidity levels all year long.
Look for Signs of Moisture
Wherever moisture or water is present, bacteria and mold may become an issue. Constant condensation in your bathroom or plumbing leaks may be a source of moisture, as well as water intrusion in a leaky foundation or poorly sealed windows. Mold can cause serious health problems for anyone, especially pets, the elderly and children. Clean and dry anyplace where moisture accumulates, and address the underlying problem by repairing and/or sealing leaks. Confront any signs of mold right away before it gets out of hand.
Look into Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers
You may want to buy a whole-house dehumidifier to keep balanced humidity during the summer months. In the wintertime, a humidifier is an effective way to add moisture to an arid home environment. While too much moisture may contribute to mold growth or other health concerns, a lack of moisture can be bad as well. If the air in your home is too dry, the symptoms of allergies and asthma can be intensified.
Locate and Seal Air Leaks
During the summer, humid air will seep in through cracks in your home’s infrastructure. This includes window frames and doors. Consider purchasing new Energy Star certified windows and door draft stoppers to keep conditioned air from escaping or outside air from entering. These affordable upgrades will also save you money as they work to balance your home’s humidity. For further assistance in locating and sealing air leaks and finding other weaknesses in your home’s energy efficiency, talk to your trusted local HVAC contractor about performing a home energy audit.
Help achieve balanced humidity in your home by contacting us at Powers Heating & Air. We have more than 30 years of experience servicing clients in the Peachtree City area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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