Cleaning, showering, and cooking cause water to evaporate, raising the humidity in your Goosecreek, SC, home. High humidity levels make the air feel warmer than it actually is, causing physical discomfort and increased concentrations of indoor air contaminants. Here are some reasons why a less humid home will be more comfortable plus tips on how to control humidity.
A Smaller Amount of Indoor Air Pollutants
Bacteria multiply quicker in humid conditions. These pathogens can make you and your family experience respiratory discomfort. Investing in a whole-home dehumidifier circulates indoor air to pass through cold coils, removing moisture from the air.
Fewer Allergic Reactions With Reduced Humidity
Dust and pollen persist longer in the humid air. These irritants cause allergies such as sneezing, coughing and headaches. If your home is humid, utilize an air conditioner to cool and dehumidify the air plus an air purifier to remove particulates from the air to protect your family’s health.
Feeling Cooler and Less Sticky
High humidity can make you feel hot or stuffy, and the elderly and young children are particularly susceptible to humidity-related health threats such as heat stroke and asthma. If you use a humidifier, these products push evaporated air back into your home, emitting moisture and increasing the humidity. Turn off your humidifier in the summer to decrease moisture levels and lower the risk of health complications.
Humidity can make your living space unbearable and put your health at risk. Taking the steps to bring down indoor moisture will create a more enjoyable, comfortable, and safe household.
If you want to make your home less humid and more pleasant, call Acute Heating & Cooling. Our trained experts will identify humidity and indoor air quality issues and can explain the benefits of a whole-home dehumidifier that will eliminate excess moisture and an air purifier to clean the air in your home to provide you with the custom solutions you need.