Humidity

August 29, 2019

Did You Know HVAC Can Help You Limit the Effects on Hardwood Floors? Here’s How

Hardwood flooring is aesthetically pleasing and adds value to your house. But did you know that approximately 90 percent of the wood floors that end up ruined are as a result of indoor air problems? Your wood flooring loses or absorbs moisture as the conditions inside your home change. Fortunately, you can use your HVAC system to minimize the indoor climate effects on hardwood floors. Read on to learn more. How Your Home’s Air Affects Hardwood Floors Warm air holds […]
November 8, 2018

How to Deal with Humidity Under Your House

Humidity effects on your house range from structural issues, to health concerns, to just plain old uncomfortable living. But where’s the humidity coming from? The answer may be very close—like right beneath your feet.   The crawl space or basement of a house are often zones of high humidity. These enclosed spaces can form a reservoir of water vapor that continuously migrates upwards into living spaces. Infiltrating humidity, in turn, degrades wooden floor structure, triggers indoor mold growth and makes […]
May 3, 2016

Get the “Feels Like” Temperature in Your Home Under Control

The “feels like” temperature inside your home isn’t always measured by the thermostat or a thermometer’s reading because humidity levels impact comfort almost as much as the actual air temperature. Because humans rely on evaporation to maintain optimal comfort, how fast moisture dries from your skin impacts physical ease. Overly dry air instantly cools you off, since skin evaporation is fast. In humid environments like ours, too much humidity is a far more common issue than too little. High humidity […]
September 24, 2015

What Are Some Signs Your Home Has a Humidity Problem?

Home humidity problems degrade indoor air quality, increase energy bills, and may actually damage your home and possessions. High indoor humidity also encourages the growth and spread of many microorganisms that affect health and comfort. Look for the following signs to determine if you have a home humidity problem. Mold and Mildew High indoor humidity invites mold and mildew development. Black, green, and pink spots on walls and ceilings are sure indicators you have a home humidity problem. Even common […]